On 7 August 2007, the European Commission adopted a new regulation that relaxes the rules preventing liquids bought at third-country airports being carried onto EU aircraft by passengers transferring at EU airports. Currently, passengers arriving at EU airports with their liquid goods are required to leave behind anything exceeding the hand luggage limit, as there is no way of ensuring that it has been submitted to satisfactory security standards. The regulation will allow the goods to be transported onto EU aircraft once the Commission has verified that equivalent security standards are applied in the originating country. This development constitutes a relaxation in the regulation adopted in October 2006 in the wake of attempted terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom.