Skip to main content
Energy Efficient Products

What is NOT considered 'placing a product on the Union market'?

Examples of situations which are NOT considered 'placing on the Union market' can be found on the Blue Guide point 2.3.

 This is the case, when the product:

  • has been transferred from a manufacturer in a third country to the manufacturer's authorized representative in the EU/EEA or Northern Ireland, who must ensure that the product complies with Ecodesign legislation (and other relevant legislation);
  • has been transferred to a manufacturer for further measures (e.g. assembly, packaging, working or labelling);
  • is the stocks of the manufacturer or the importer, but not yet provided for distribution or available for consumption;
  • is showcased at a trade fair, exhibition or demonstration.


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.