The same requirements apply to importers of gas appliances as to importers of other products subject to the “New Approach” directives. Importers shall take care not to place on the market any obviously non-conforming products. For example, importers shall be aware of the products requiring CE marking and the language requirements relating to instructions. Importers shall verify that their product is intended for the Finnish market (see above under country-specific requirements).
Gas appliances may be imported by the in-house purchase organisations of retail chains, wholesalers or individual retailers. Responsibility for the safety and conformity with regulations of gas appliances placed on the market also rests with the importer.
Tukes advises importers on ensuring the conformity of appliances prior to placement on the Finnish market.