Market surveillance aims to ensure safety, health and consumer protection as well as fair competition between companies. Market surveillance means that public authorities inspect that products made available on the market fulfil all legal requirements, including that they are correctly marked and tested. The responsible authority shall take measures against economic operators whose products do not comply with legislation.
The Market Surveillance Council is a national coordination body for market surveillance in Sweden. It functions as a forum for information and exchange of experiences between authorities and shall facilitate contacts between competent authorities, business and consumer organisations.