North American regulators recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation in response to product safety issues.
In January 2018, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) provided its much-awaited response to proposals for reform to the product safety and product recall regimes.
On 9 January 2018, the UK introduced a ban on the manufacture or supply of products containing microbeads, following a worldwide trend towards greater oversight of plastic pollution. The ban will affect manufacturers of a wide range of cosmetics products, including face scrubs, toothpastes and shower gels.
In December 2017, the EU took a big step towards new rules for drones that will apply across the European Union. The Committee of Permanent Representatives for the 28 Member States endorsed an agreement with the European Parliament to revise the EU aviation safety regulation. Amongst changes to existing aviation […]
In December last year, the European Commission published a new “Goods Package” – proposals to significantly reform aspects of product regulation in the EU by 2020. The proposals mainly focus on aspects of enforcement of existing rules. This is important because, whilst European product regulation is amongst the strictest in […]