Home improvement goods imported from China must meet the same safety standards as goods manufactured in the European Union (EU). This includes compliance with relevant EU directives and regulations, such as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), the Machinery Directive, and the Low Voltage Directive.
Before importing home improvement goods from China, it is important to ensure that the goods comply with all relevant EU requirements, including:
It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that the goods meet all EU requirements before importing them into the EU. If the goods are found to be non-compliant, they can be subject to penalties, seizure, and even a ban from the EU market. In addition to the above, it is also important to be aware of other regulations such as the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals), which sets out requirements for the presence of hazardous substances in home improvement goods and other products.