The Essential Requirements to be met by Certain Categories of Products (Amendment) law 2011
The above mentioned Law was approved on 3rd February, 2011 and amended the basic law [Ν.30(Ι)/2002 as subsequently amended by laws Ν.258(Ι)/2004, 89(Ι)/2005 και 71(Ι)/2009], in regard to the following:
1. A Competent authority was prescribed as responsible to monitor the implementation of the provisions of Chapter III of Regulation (EC) n.765/2008 and was vested with the necessary powers to ensure effective implementation of the EC Regulation.
2. A criminal penalty was imposed in case of CE marking infringement (Article 30 of the Regulation) and in addition, an administrative fine may be imposed in case of breach of the provisions of the said article. Civil liability may be founded on the same grounds as well.
The Law has been approved, in order to harmonise Cyprus legislation with Chapters III and II of Regulation 765/2008, setting out requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and with Article 16 of Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market.