Category: EU Legislation

EU Representative Actions Clear Last Hurdle

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.

ICPHSO’s 2020 International Symposium and the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week: sustainability, new tech, COVID-19, recalls and traceability

Tracey Bischofberger

The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its 2020 International Symposium in October, in conjunction with the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week (IPSW) in November 2020. Below are our highlights.

Productwise Bitesize: the European Accessibility Act

Carol Holley, Claire Temple and Edward Turtle

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the European Accessibility Act

EU Puts Consumer Rights Back on the Agenda

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

Key points in the European Commission’s New Consumer Agenda, which sets out plans for EU consumer policy to 2025.

All Together Now (Part 2) – One step closer to Collective Redress in Europe

Carol Holley, Jamie Humphreys, Corinne Robinson and Edward Turtle

The Council of the European Union adopted its position at first reading on the draft directive on consumer collective redress in the EU.

Productwise Bitesize: the European Green Deal

Sarah-Jane Dobson and Carol Holley

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the European Green Deal and plans for a circular economy

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 […]

Horizon scanning: European Commission adopts 2021 Work Programme

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has adopted its 2021 Work Programme. Measures to improve the sustainability of consumer products feature heavily on the agenda, along with revisions to some key sector-specific product safety rules and an evaluation of the New Legislative Framework for CE-marked products.