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Farmers watch out: obligation to report Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

Netherlands - November 20 2019 On 26 September the European Commission published an Implementing Decision stating that tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a harmful…

Fenna van Zanten, Keri van Ettekoven.

“Mystery shopping” by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)Does it actually have any legal basis?

Netherlands - November 6 2019 On 19 December 2019, the EU’s Regulation 2017/625 (New Control Regulation) on official controls will enter into force. Article 36 of the New Control…

Saskia Nuijten.

Consumer protection (enforcement) act

European Union - October 1 2018 A new EU Regulation (Regulation 2017/2394/EC) entered into force on 17 January 2018 (WE WILL refer to it as “the New Regulation”). It regulates…

Saskia Nuijten, Valérie Verschoor.

A legacy of the Volendam and Enschede disasters? Enforcement based on suspicion

Netherlands - July 24 2018 On 4 July 2018, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (the “Council”) gave a ruling on the imposition of urgent…

European anti-boycott regulation expected to offer little protection to European businesses against US 'Iran sanctions'

European Union - May 28 2018 Last Friday the European Commission stated it wants to deploy the EU anti-boycott regulation (EG/2271/96) against the US sanctions regarding Iran…