Category: Policy

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

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.

EMC, how compatible are we? European Commission consults on rules applying to electrical and electronic devices

Tracey Bischofberger and Claire Temple

A public consultation on the EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive has been launched as part of the European Commission’s ongoing evaluation to assess if the rules are still fit for purpose, especially in light of new technologies and the increased prevalence of consumer tech products – this area of law has not undergone major modification in almost 30 years.