Commission interpretation on placing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) category III products on the market burdens SMEs

May 23, 2023

Brussels, 23 May 2023 – Small Business Standards (SBS) today published a position paper highlighting the obstacles that emerge from the European Commission’s interpretation disclosed on 2 May 2022 regarding conformity assessment procedures for new PPE category III products. According to SBS, the new reading hinders European SMEs from placing this type of equipment onto the market.

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