Market Surveillance

Market surveillance is one of the more recent fields of activity of DIBt.

Market surveillance is an instrument permitting the EU Member States to verify the compliance of construction products with the applicable regulations and thus to help strengthen trust in the free movement of CE marked construction products.

To ensure a uniform and efficient approach across Germany, DIBt acts as the joint market surveillance authority of the federal states, supporting the market surveillance authorities of the 16 federal states.

The market surveillance authorities check whether harmonised construction products which have been put on the European single market and are traded freely

  • meet the requirements set out in Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation)
  • are provided with a declaration of performance, a CE marking and accompanying documents in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation
  • present a serious risk

The market surveillance authorities carry out reactive checks (following up complaints or reports) as well as active checks on the basis of the market surveillance programme (MS programme).


Market surveillance of harmonised construction products – space heating appliances/combustion appliances

Information leaflet for chimney sweepers

Version: April 2016 (German)

Market surveillance programme of harmonised construction products according to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 and Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, dated 27 September 2013, including implementing provisions for 2017

Market Surveillance of Construction Products in Germany – Evaluation Report for the Period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 (German)

Contact Points for the Market Surveillance of Harmonised Construction Products for Building Construction in Germany

Contact Points for the Market Surveillance of Harmonised Construction Products for Road Construction in Germany

FAQs on the Construction Products Regulation and Market Surveillance

Common FAQ catalogue developed by the market surveillance authorities of the federal states and DIBt

Legal Basis of Market Surveillance, including the references of harmonised European standards (hEN list) and the references of European Assessment Documents (EAD list)