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What about placing on the market in the case of 'online sales' or of 'distance sales'?

Ecodesign applies to energy-related products which are intended to be placed (and/or put into service) on the Union market, irrespective of the selling technique applied. Products that are offered through online or distance selling targeted at customers in the Union are deemed to be made available on the Union market. This means that these products need to comply with EU rules, that market surveillance authorities can take action and perform checks on these products, and that the economic operator is required to cooperate with market surveillance authorities.

See more information in the Blue Guide, the guide to the implementation of EU product legislation.

Disclaimer: Please note that the European Commission cannot provide a legally binding interpretation of the EU legislation, as this is the sole competence of the European Court of Justice. Any remarks from the European Commission services are without prejudice to the position the Commission might take should related cases arise in a procedure before the Court of Justice.