Free movement of goods is one of the four fundamental freedoms that ensure the efficient functioning of the EU’s internal, i.e. single market. This Chapter is related to the removal of all barriers to trade that prevent the placement of the products originating from other Union Member States into national markets. This is achieved by aligning national legislation in the areas of standardisation, accreditation, metrology, market surveillance, procedural measures, and Directives of “old” and “new” approach.
Aligning with the EU acquis in this chapter means adjusting domestic economy so as to ensure free access to the market for more than 500 million consumers and 23 million companies.