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Market Surveillance Guide (NAWI and MID) 



This guide is a completely new issue of Guide 5.2 on Market Surveillance of Measuring Instruments. It replaces Issue 2, dating from May 2007. This guide will be applicable as from 20 April 2016. It can be used in the meantime, but the reader should be aware that the safeguard procedure reflected in this guide is the one from NLF MID and NAWI.
Of course, there are still wishes to expand the guide and inevitably an update will be necessary in the coming years.

This guide is primarily intended to provide guidance to market surveillance authorities and their employees. This guide also provides information on how market surveillance is performed to manufacturers of measuring instruments and to Notified Bodies responsible for conformity assessment of their products. Where issues are treated that are specifically mentioned in the Blue Guide references to the relevant passages are included in notes.

The Guide is purely advisory and does not impose any restrictions or additional requirements beyond those contained in MID, NAWI or Regulation 765/2008/EC. Alternative approaches may be acceptable, but the guidance provided in this guide represents the considered view of WELMEC as to the best practice to be followed. However, it is intended that the procedures as de-scribed in the guide must be followed if it is to be claimed that the guide has been applied.

References to Regulation 765/2008/EC are subject to change by the Proposal for a Regulation
On Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package (Article 35.3 of COM(2013)57).

AUTHORED BY: Working Group 5

Unless otherwise stated, the English version of each publication should be taken as the official version.

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