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Nothing lasts forever: Proposed ban of PFAS in the EU

Emma Bichet and Selma Abdel-Qader

The proposed EU restriction of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances was published on 7 February 2023. If adopted into law, the restriction will result in a ban on the manufacture, use and placing on the EU market of around 10,000 PFAS,

New EU rules on the design and production of batteries published

Ed Turtle, Tracey Bischofberger and Selma Abdel-Qader

After lengthy negotiations, the ‘final’ text of the EU Batteries Regulation agreed between the European Commission, Parliament and Council has been published. Whilst it’s possible there could still be minor changes, you can expect this to be substantively the same as the final published legislation.

What a year! So what next in 2023?

Rod Freeman and Tracey Bischofberger

2022 has been a really big year for products law across the globe, with a raft of significant new measures published. Productwise brings you a round-up of the highlights from 2022 and what to look out for in 2023

Webinar: New Liability Risks

Join Cooley’s international products law team today for a rapid-fire webinar covering new liability risks for product stakeholders.

UK’s New Pro-Innovation Approach to Regulating AI

Chris Coulter, Jamie Humphreys and Alice Wong

UK publishes policy paper that sets out an ambitious ten-year plan to remain a global AI power

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.

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!