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
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…
See EU later – the UK government has issued guidance on placing manufactured goods on the market in post-Brexit Great Britain and using the UKCA mark from 1 January 2021
Here’s our snap review of the guidance issued today…
The right to be recognised, rebooted: Regulation (EU) 2019/515 on the mutual recognition of goods starts to apply
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.
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.
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.
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.