Your products are on the market and being used. This means that you have overcome two major hurdles. Your products have been approved and you meet the “conformity of production” requirements. You may have already been helped in this by our training courses on “Approval Procedure – Level 1”, “Conformity of Production –Level 1” and “Conformity of Production – Level 2“.

Now it is time to fulfill your obligation to monitor the market. These requirements were further specified with the entry into force of the European Framework Regulation (EU) 2018/858 for vehicles and vehicle parts and included for the first time in the legal requirements for approval and conformity of production (CoP).

Book our training directly to understand how you can implement these requirements.

Who is affected by market surveillance?

Requirements for market surveillance result from various sources and standards, some direct, some indirect. A concretization now took place.

There are requirements not only for the manufacturers. The Framework Regulation (EU) 2018/858 also introduced a concretization of requirements and options for public authorities.

This has lasting consequences for vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other companies. But this need not be considered more stringent. The objective to further improve consumer protection also leads to improved processes and opportunities.

Consequences and implications

Market surveillance has a clear objective. To protect consumers, road safety, the environment and public health.

The fact that the products basically comply with this has been proven within the scope of a type approval, and that this also applies to the entirety of the current series is ensured by the “conformity of production procedures”.

Legal requirements concerning the aging and use of the products, but also different usage scenarios (intended, foreseeable, misuse) can lead to the fact that the conformity or safety can no longer be guaranteed in the usage phase.

Identified deviations typically result in measures affecting the manufacturer, importer and authorities.

The task now is to identify which products, markets and consumers are affected in order to initiate appropriate remedial measures. It is not uncommon for this to result in a recall.

Recall? What do you have to do?

The requirements for conformity of production are very complex. This complexity leads most companies to play it safe and invest a great deal of effort, which also results in correspondingly high costs.

If you want to become a CoP expert in just one day, book a place in our training now!

By the way, this is available in German and English.

Contents of the training are:


  • Field actions introduction
  • Summary approval procedure
  • Summary CoP

Market monitoring

  • Market surveillance in the EU/Germany
  • Market monitoring active vs. reactive
  • Market surveillance authorities
  • Market monitoring motives

Field Action

  • Recall management

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