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Green light for RED: European Commission finds Radio Equipment Directive fundamentally sound

European Union - December 6 2018 On 13 November 2018, the European Commission published a report on the operation and effectiveness of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/35/EU (the…

Playing Safe: Toy Safety Directive public consultation closing soon

European Union - December 5 2018 As with other EU safety regulations, the Toy Safety Directive is reviewed every five years, specifically “in relation to its objectives of ensuring a…

Chemical Independency

European Union, United Kingdom - November 8 2018 Over the last few months, the UK Government has been publishing a series of “technical notices” outlining the implications for businesses if the UK…

English Court of Appeal checks its privilege; decides it still applies

United Kingdom - October 15 2018 A recent judgment on legal privilege has excited a lot of lawyers. But what does it mean for product manufacturers who need to carry out internal…

All products are equal, but some products are more equal than others

European Union, USA - October 11 2018 The EU Parliament recently adopted Resolution 2018/2008(INI) (the Resolution) on dual quality products, i.e. products that are advertised and sold…

Deal or No Deal - Government opens the (first) box

European Union, United Kingdom - October 9 2018 The UK Government has been publishing technical notices, setting out its plans in the event that the UK and the EU fail to reach agreement before…

Collective re-dress: all talk and now trousers

European Union - September 18 2018 The European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection has issued a Draft Opinion on the European Commission’s proposal…

EU parliament committee votes on Goods Package

European Union - September 5 2018 In the latest development in the legislative journey of the Goods Package, the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) has voted to move forward with the…

UK Product Safety Regulator publishes detailed strategy for the future - opportunities and challenges for innovative companies

European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA - August 10 2018 Today, the new UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published its detailed strategy paper, outlining its plans and priorities for its…

AI’ll Be There For You: European Commission Appoints Expert Group to Advise on AI

European Union - July 9 2018 Following the European Commission’s recent communication on its Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, the Commission has appointed a High-Level…