Month: March 2023

Productwise Live: Looking to the Green Frontier – Key EU Developments for Green Claims, Products, Packaging and Textiles

Curious to learn more about the European Commission’s proposals and initiatives striving to achieve a circular economy?

European Parliament approves new product safety rules for consumer products

Breaking news: The European Parliament has this morning overwhelmingly approved the text of the new General Product Safety Regulations. This new legislation is a significant overhaul of the rules governing the safety of consumer products in the EU

Think before you claim “green”: the EU’s new Green Claims Directive

Emma Bichet and Anushi Amin

On the 23 March 2023, the European Commission proposed a new Green Claims Directive (the “Directive”).  If adopted, the Directive will have a huge impact on businesses making green claims on the products they sell in the EU. 

The Council of the European Union votes in favor of amending the transitional provisions in the MDR and IVDR

Elizabeth Anne Wright

The extension of the transitional periods in the MDR and the removal of the “sell-off” deadline in the MDR and the IVDR were approved by the Council of the EU today. The proposed legislative amendment, however, will not enter into force until it is signed by the European Parliament and the Council and published in the Official Journal of the EU.

EMA launches pilot program for expert panel scientific advice in relation to certain high-risk devices

Elizabeth Anne Wright

Ten medical device and IVD developers will receive free advice on their clinical development strategies from medical device expert panels. The pilot program aims to help EMA with the implementation of the expert panel advice procedure established in MDR and IVDR.