The European Commission has put the functioning of the Single Market back on the agenda. It has announced a broad range of packages to facilitate the free movement of goods within the European Union. The Commission has targeted complicated national technical rules as a particular barrier to trade within the EU because they discourage companies from venturing outside their national territories. The Commission suggests that the burden of proof should shift so that it is now the public authorities that will have to justify why a product which is legally marketed in another Member State cannot be sold in their national market. The proposal also envisages greater co-operation with national standard bodies to enhance trust in the “CE” mark and greater market surveillance to protect consumers. The package will be submitted to the European Parliament and the EU Council for further discussion.