Category: EU Legislation

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.

RED Talk: EU consulting on proposed laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices

Tracey Bischofberger and Alicia Johnson-Cole

The European Commission is holding a targeted consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices. The consultation closes on 22 May 2020.

Unprecedented and under pressure? How international product regulators are responding to COVID-19

Claire Temple, Rod Freeman, Matt Howsare and Olivia Flasch

In such unprecedented times, international product regulators are finding themselves under increasing pressure and seem to be reacting with a previously unseen level of agility and flexibility. We look at what is happening, globally. Is it business as usual? What are we seeing them focus on? And what does this mean for the future of products regulations?

2020 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium: key highlights

Jamie Humphreys and Carol Holley

Product safety professionals from around the globe attended the ICPHSO Anunal Symposium in Orlando. We are pleased to bring you some of the highlights coming out of the many interesting sessions.

The Circle of (Product) Life – EU Commission adopts new Circular Economy Action Plan

Tracey Bischofberger and Olivia Flasch

The European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan that will have wide-ranging implications on how products are designed, marketed and used in the EU.

The Regulator: European Commission sets out approach on the future regulation of AI

Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger
The European Commission released its proposals on a future regulatory framework for AI, favouring mandatory risk-based requirements for high-risk applications, along with targeted amendments to existing EU safety and liability legislation.

A New Deal for Consumers: a lot to think about for businesses – changes to EU consumer protection rules will come into force in 2022

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

New laws to strengthen consumer protection have come into force and will apply across the EU from 28 May 2022. There is a focus on more transparency online, extending rights to “free” digital services and strong sanctions linked to annual turnover.