Category: Policy

European Commission publishes updated Q&A on the Clinical Trials Regulation

Jessica Lauren Koffel

Read a summary of the updated version of the Q&A guidance on the Clinical Trials Regulation.

New EU liability rules proposed for artificial intelligence

Rod Freeman, Claire Temple, Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger

European Commission publishes new liability rules to simplify claims for damage caused by AI-systems

Latest on the S in ESG: EU proposes ban on products made with forced labour

Emma Bichet and Selma Abdel Qader

Productwise guides through the European Commission’s new initiative to ban the sales, imports and exports of goods made with forced labour.

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.

Circular economy: new EU and UK measures

Emma Bichet, Fergal Duggan and Jack Eastwood

This article summarises the key proposals in the EU’s Circular Economy Package I, looks at similar initiatives in the UK and provides some practical advice for businesses seeking to understand the potential effects of these initiatives.

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!

UK regulator publishes new Codes of Practice for Product Safety

Rod Freeman and Julia Maskell

The UK product safety regulator has published two important new Codes of Practice for Product Safety – read our summary here!

PIVOT! The consultation on RoHS reform is now open

Emma Bichet and Corinne Robinson

The public consultation on improving the EU’s Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“RoHS”) opened on 10 March 2022.  It will be ongoing until 2 June 2022.  Here’s our take on what’s on the horizon for the RoHS regime, and how it can impact business, particularly those active in the electronics products space.

First, do no harm: EU proposes new rules on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Max Lees, Juan Nascimbene, Emma Bichet and Fergal Duggan

In this blog, Cooley’s international products and public international law specialists review the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and its practical implications for product manufacturers, and their directors.