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Trade BarriersFree Trade Agreements - June 2023 Update

Overview on current Free Trade Agreements

Trade BarriersTrade Defence Instruments / EU anti-dumping measures - June 2023 Update

Overview on anti-dumping measures and trade defense instruments in the EU

StandardisationStandardisation Policy - June 2023 Update

The own-initiative (INI) report on the standardisation strategy was adopted in the Internal Market Committee (IMCO), followed by the approval of the text in plenary on 8…

Industry 4.0Draft report on Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) published

The ITRE Committee (Committee on Industry, Research and Energy) published its draft report.

Industry 4.0Artificial Intelligence Liability Directive

In the European Parliament and Council, work on the European Commission’s proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Liability Directive (AILD) continues.

Industry 4.0Compromise text on the AI Act proposed

The European Parliament approved their compromise text on the AI Act, after almost a year of discussions.

Intellectual Property RightsProposal on harmonising EU patent rules

The European Commission published three proposals to harmonise EU patent rules.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - Vote on draft report

The Internal Market Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament voted on its draft report.

Machine DirectiveMachinery Directive - June 2023 Update

The European Parliament formally approved the draft Machinery Regulation.

EnvironmentProposal for a European Critical Raw Materials Act (ECRMA)

The Commission adopted its proposal for a European Critical Raw Materials Act (ECRMA) as part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan.

Overview on new LegislationLegislative Update May 2023

Update on European legislation May 2023

Trade BarriersEU renews anti-dumping measures on stainless steel fittings from China and Taiwan

EU renews anti-dumping measures on stainless steel fittings from China and Taiwan for five years, extends measures to Malaysia

PackagingEuro Area manufacturing production falls for first time since January

Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) shows worsening operatin conditions.

PackagingPackaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

The European Commission adopted its legislative proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), revising the current Directive.

EnvironmentEcodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

The Commission has listed 12 end-use, 7 intermediary products and 3 horizontal measures as potentially suitable for the first working plan.

REACHREACH: Restrictions - May 2023 Update

Several consultations are open on planned REACH restrictions.

Waste DirectiveRevision of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Directive

The Commission released the proposal for the Revision of the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment.

Intellectual Property RightsIPR: SME Fund 2023

New Fund Will Cover EU Level Patents and Community Plant Variety Protection.

REACHREACH: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl PFAS - April 2023 Update

A REACH restriction dossier for PFAS was submitted to European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and published in February.

REACHREACH: Discussion on inclusion of lead

ECHA’s Member State Committee (MSC) discussed the inclusion of lead and adopted its opinion on the 11th recommendation by consensus including Pb.