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Technical harmonisation

Internal market

The harmonisation of the existing technical standards in the Member States is essential to eliminate a large number of obstacles to Community trade in goods. In the past, each Member State imposed different technical specifications for all industrial products. However, differences between national technical regulations inevitably impede the free movement of goods within the single market.
Technical harmonisation at European level therefore guarantees both genuine free movement of industrial products and a high level of safety for consumers and users of these products.

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