It means that companies can sell their products in any EU country without additional barriers. This creates new opportunities for businesses, but also gives consumers a wider choice and lowers prices. But it still doesn't function as smoothly as it should.
The Commission has proposed two legislative proposals to make it easier for companies, especially SMEs, to sell their products across Europe, and to strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to prevent unsafe products from being sold to European consumers. Watch this video and discover more on how the European Commission is taking action.
VIDEO - Single Market: trading safe products across Europe