When the importer assembles, packages, processes or labels ready-made products with the intention of putting these on the Community market under his own name, or when he radically changes the intended use of the product, he can be regarded as the manufacturer in the sense of the New Approach Directives.

If the importer is regarded as manufacturer, he is obliged to ensure that a product that is brought on the market in the EEA meets the essential requirements in accordance with the applying Directive(s).