Category: Regulation & compliance

UK Government Announces Extension to Key UKCA Grace Periods

Julia Maskell

The UK government has announced it intends to extend the key UKCA and GB importer labelling grace periods, to assist businesses in complying with the post-brexit requirements for products sold in Great Britain.

The New Blue: EU Updates Key “Blue Guide” to Products Laws

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The hotly-anticipated revision of the European Commission’s Blue Guide has been published. Here’s our take on why this matters to anyone involved in the manufacture, import or sale of products in the EU.

Productwise Bitesize: Digital Content and Digital Services Directive 2019/770

Jamie Humphreys and Tania Buckthorp

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the Digital Content and Digital Services Directive.

One Charger to Rule them All! European Commission, Council and Parliament Reach Agreement on Common Chargers Proposal

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

The European Commission and Parliament have reached an agreement on the proposal to introduce a common USB-C charger for many electrical products in the EU. Productwise brings you what we know so far.

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.

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!

The Amended Transitional Provisions of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the amended transitional provisions of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

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.