VdTÜV Portal


Trade policy will be the key factor of the European Union's 2020 Strategy. With the Single Market opening up further, consumers will even have a wider product and services range to choose from. But at the same time, they have to be able to trust that the products are safe and conforming. Independent conformity assessment is an integral part of well-functioning trade.

Single Market

The 'New Approach' is a coherent and internationally competitive regulatory framework for the marketing of products and services.

Trade Agreements

Large economic areas benefit from trade agreements

Position papers

VdTÜV Position: Upgrade the Single Market with compliant products and services

Europe needs an effective market surveillance

VdTÜV Position: Making TTIP a success

Enhance conformity assessment for free trade between the EU and US before entering one-way street


Germany ranks third on the European Transport Scoreboard 2016

In the 2016 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard comparing the 28 Member States, Germany shares the overall third rank with Austria. The top perfomers are the Netherlands (1st) and Sweden (2nd).

CEOC publishes position paper on Market Surveillance

In its position from 19/09/2016, CEOC International strengthens the importance of regulatory market surveillance and independent third party testing, joining the VdTÜV position from 16/10/2015.

EU Commission establishes contractual public-private partnership for cyber security

On 5 July 2016, as part of its strategy for a digital single market, the European Commission (EC) agreed on a contractual public-private partnership for cyber security (cPPP), which shall mobilise €1.8 billion in investments by 2020.