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Internal MarketDigital Single Market

The European Commission presented a set of proposals reforming the EU Digital Internal Market: a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services, including social…

Trade & Sector NewsStrong EU trade enforcement rules enter into force

Robust new trade enforcement rules have entered into force that will further strengthen the EU’s toolbox in defending its interests.

Trade BarriersDual-use items: interinstitutional agreement approved

The reviewed rules will govern the export of dual-use goods (software and technology such as high-performance computers, drones and certain chemicals that can have…

Waste DirectiveFrance: “Triman” product label in force

Besides the Green Dot and the “crossed-out garbage can”, the Triman Logo is probably the most important recycling symbol in e-commerce.

Trade BarriersEU Single Window Environment for Customs

The objective is to modernise and streamline customs controls, notably by making it easier for different authorities involved in goods clearance to exchange electronic…

Trade & Sector NewsEU – US: January 2021 update

Ahead of the next EU-US Summit in the first half of 2021, the European Commission and High Representative have put forward a proposal for a new, forward-looking…

Trade & Sector NewsEU – China: January 2021 update

On 30th December 2020, The EU and China concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

REACHREACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC): February 2021 update

The EU’s General Court ruled on 16 December 2020 that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was correct to determine that the widely-used endocrine disruptor bisphenol A…

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…