Tag: Product Regulation

First enforcement action for new UK Office for Product Safety

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

The OPSS imposes its first fine for the importation and sale of illegally sourced timber.

New kid on the block: EU regulation addresses geo-blocking and country redirects

Rod Freeman and Fergal Duggan

In this article, we address the EU’s recently adopted regulation banning unjustified geo-blocking in the internal market.

Trilateral MoU formalises product safety cooperation by North American regulators

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

North American regulators recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation in response to product safety issues.

8 for 8: UK Government accepts key recommendations to reform recall and product safety regimes

Sarah-Jane Dobson

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.

Sea change: UK government bans plastic microbeads from cosmetics products

Jamie Humphreys and Fergal Duggan

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.

The sky’s the limit: move towards new EU rules for drones

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 […]

Goods Package proposals promise to shake up enforcement of product regulation across the EU

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 […]