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REACHChromium trioxide – February 2021 update

The European Commission has finally authorised five out of the six essential uses of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0) applied by the Chromium Trioxide…

Trade BarriersNew complaints system for reporting market access barriers

The complaints procedure is open to Member States, individual companies, business/trade associations, civil society organisations and citizens from the EU.

Trade BarriersTrade Defence Instruments / EU anti-dumping measures

Overview on current trade defense instruments.

Intellectual Property RightsIntellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience

One of the follow-up actions of the New EU Industrial Strategy issued in March this year, the Action Plan revolves around 5 priorities.

Miscellaneous InformationNew directive: Restructuring, insolvency and discharge of debt (EU 2019/1023)

The legislation provides debtors with an early warning system and online information highlighting any likelihood of insolvency.

BrexitBrexit checker

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

BrexitGuidance: Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain

This guidance is about placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain.

BrexitImport goods into the UK: Step by step guidance

How to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate.

BrexitBrexit: Intellectual property after 1 January 2021

Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period.

Trade BarriersUS-Punitive Duties

Enclosed you find the latest list of the articles affected by punitive tariffs by the American customs authorities.

Trade & Sector NewsNew EU-UK Trade Agreement

The European Commission has put together a detailed presentation on the new EU-UK Trade Agreement.

Covid-19Free ISO guidelines for occupational safety under corona conditions

ISO/PAS 45005 brings together international best practice on how to manage the health and safety of employees and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic and is…

The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 3-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains the CEO-Situation & Trend Report 3/2020 (including Business Barometer) as well as the CEO European Production Statistics 2018/19.

The Board informsDr. Ulrich Bourgund elected as chairman of the Orgalim CPR Task Force group

As this group covers various construction products, Ulrich’s election strengthens the role of CFE inside Orgalim and in the process of the CPR revision.

The Board informsCEO Round Table has started with the Brexit topic on Dec/2

The 1st CEO Round Table took place on Dec/2nd. 15 Participants joint the online conference and listened to Silvia Selandari, an expert on the Brexit at ORGALIM.

REACHConsultations start on authorisation substitution plans

The substitution plans of four applications for authorisation to use a substance of very high concern – including hexavalent chromium in surface treatments – are now…

EnvironmentCircular Economy Policy – November 2020 update

The European Commission intends to broaden the scope of the Ecodesign Directive to cover a wider range of equipment, beyond energy related products.

REACHChemicals Strategy 2030

The Chemicals Strategy 2030 sets the European Commission’s political guidelines on the chemicals policy for the next years.

Machine DirectiveImpact Assessment Study on Revision of the Machinery Directive

The European Commission published the final report of the impact assessment study on the revision of the Machinery Directive.

Miscellaneous InformationEU Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials

The Action Plan analyses the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce Europe’s dependency on third countries, by diversifying supply from primary…