The European Commission has announced a new initiative to further facilitate the free movement of goods within the European Union. The initiative includes: (i) a review of existing legislation to eliminate deficiencies, inconsistencies and unnecessary barriers; and (ii) rules to improve market access in other EU Member States. The Commission proposes a legal framework for accreditation and coordination at EU level to ensure that national bodies responsible for the certification of products placed on the EU market operate according to the same standards. The Commission also proposes rules to enhance the control and coordination of national surveillance authorities. In addition, according to the Commission, the misuse of the “CE” marking could be prevented by registering the “CE” marking as a Community collective trademark. Finally, national authorities should not be able to refuse market access to a product imported from another Member State, unless they prove that the product does not satisfy EU requirements.