Month: March 2022

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.

The Amended Transitional Provisions of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the amended transitional provisions of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Productwise Bitesize: Sale of Goods Directive (EU) 2019/771

Ed Turtle and Tania Buckthorp

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the Sale of Goods Directive.

First, do no harm: EU proposes new rules on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Max Lees, Juan Nascimbene, Emma Bichet and Fergal Duggan

In this blog, Cooley’s international products and public international law specialists review the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and its practical implications for product manufacturers, and their directors.

What to expect from new EU rules on sustainable products due 30 March 2022

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

Proposed new laws on sustainable products are coming in the EU to replace the existing ecodesign framework and introduce digital product passports and new transparency rules on destroying unsold consumer products. Below is our take on what to expect, based on the latest intelligence, under the proposals scheduled to be published on 30 March 2022.

Productwise Bitesize: An update to the “Blue Guide” on the Implementation of EU product rules

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the update to the “Blue Guide” on the Implementation of EU product rules.