Category: Brexit

WEBCAST: The Final (Brexit) Countdown

Preparing your business for international trade and product safety & compliance legislation changes come January 1. The reality of the most significant shake-up of UK trade in living memory is fast approaching. Come January 1, 2021, businesses manufacturing, importing and distributing products in the UK will be subject to a […]

See EU later (part 2) – UK Government releases legislation formalising measures from recent Brexit guidance into law and implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol

Tracey Bischofberger, Rod Freeman and Claire Temple

The UK government has just tabled EU Exit legislation to introduce easements outlined in recent guidance on placing products on the market in Great Britain after the transition period ends and certain measures to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol. Further guidance is also on the way. Here’s our snap review…

Productwise 3-2-1

Tracey Bischofberger, Matt Howsare and Claire Temple

Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.

Coming into view – UK maintains focus on driverless vehicles

Tracey Bischofberger and Claire Temple

The UK government has launched a call for evidence on the use of Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)

The right to be recognised, rebooted: Regulation (EU) 2019/515 on the mutual recognition of goods starts to apply

Claire Temple, Edward Turtle and Olivia Flasch

The EU’s new regulation on the mutual recognition of goods has started to apply. One part of the so-called “Goods Package”, it aims to improve the application of the mutual recognition principle for goods and remove unjustified barriers to trade within the EU.

No chance of makeup – Brexit update for cosmetics companies in the EU and UK

Sarah-Jane Dobson
Due to some unique aspects of the EU Cosmetics Regulation compared to other EU product safety regulations, the cosmetics industry has been particularly impacted by Brexit. Given that Brexit has now taken place, it is timely to reconsider this ongoing impact on industry and provide some guidance on forward-looking planning.

The MHRA make it clear: the UK will take a backseat in EU’s medicine licensing regime post-Brexit

Sarah-Jane Dobson
On 18 February 2020, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), updated its guidance on medicine licensing post-Brexit “Apply for a licence to market a medicine in the UK”. The update provides further clarity on the UK’s status in the licensing process now that Brexit has taken place.

OPSS I did it again – further guidance published to prepare businesses for a No Deal Brexit

Julia Maskell

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published additional detailed guides for business on specific product safety regulations in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

Cash for the Crash

Rod Freeman

UK Government offers cash grants to help companies prepare for the UK “crashing out” of the EU without a deal.