Productwise Bitesize: Digital Content and Digital Services Directive 2019/770

Jamie Humphreys and Tania Buckthorp

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the Digital Content and Digital Services Directive.

One Charger to Rule them All! European Commission, Council and Parliament Reach Agreement on Common Chargers Proposal

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

The European Commission and Parliament have reached an agreement on the proposal to introduce a common USB-C charger for many electrical products in the EU. Productwise brings you what we know so far.

Productwise Bitesize: The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

Productwise Bitesize brings you a a summary of the Radio Equipment Directive, a key piece of EU legislation applicable to any products with WiFi or Bluetooth functionality.

Productwise Bitesize: Basics of CE, UKCA and UKNI marking / conformity assessment

Harriet Jones and Jamie Humphreys

CE marking refers to the obligation on manufacturers to affix the letters “CE” to certain products traded in the European Economic Area (EEA). It serves as a declaration that the product is in conformity with applicable rules and meets certain health, safety and environmental requirements.

Spotlight on the EU’s New Sustainability Measures: Webinar Recording

The EU adopted its new “circular economy” package on 30 March, 2022. The legislative package will have a big impact on many businesses and other product stakeholders.

Circular economy: new EU and UK measures

Emma Bichet, Fergal Duggan and Jack Eastwood

This article summarises the key proposals in the EU’s Circular Economy Package I, looks at similar initiatives in the UK and provides some practical advice for businesses seeking to understand the potential effects of these initiatives.

Productwise Bitesize: New EU Chemicals Restriction Roadmap: Anything but restrictive

Emma Bichet and Jack Eastwood

On the 25 April 2022, the European Commission published a “Restrictions Roadmap” as part of the EU’s Chemicals Strategy. – read our summary here!

UK regulator publishes new Codes of Practice for Product Safety

Rod Freeman and Julia Maskell

The UK product safety regulator has published two important new Codes of Practice for Product Safety – read our summary here!

PIVOT! The consultation on RoHS reform is now open

Emma Bichet and Corinne Robinson

The public consultation on improving the EU’s Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“RoHS”) opened on 10 March 2022.  It will be ongoing until 2 June 2022.  Here’s our take on what’s on the horizon for the RoHS regime, and how it can impact business, particularly those active in the electronics products space.