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Industry 4.0Proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act

Discussions are progressing at different paces within the EU Council and the European Parliament on the analysis of the Commission proposal for an Artificial Intelligence…

General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR)General Product Safety Regulation - January 2022 Update

The draft report on the proposed General Product Safety Regulation was published.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR implementation - New references of European Assessment Documents (EADs) published

The European Commission published new references of European Assessment Documents (EADs) in the Official Journal.

Overview on new LegislationLegislative Update January 2022

Updates on selected EU Legislation January 2022

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR review - January 2022 Update

The final steps of the CPR will be completed in the next months as the proposal is now expected to be published in March or April 2022.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)New Legislative Framework (NLF) - Public consultation

Stakeholders can respond to the public consultation until 7 March 2022.

Machine DirectiveMachinery Directive (MD) - January 2022 Update

Discussions on the Machinery Products Regulation file have progressed at a rapid pace in the last few months.

Miscellaneous InformationUpcoming “Data Act” delayed

The presentation by the European Commission of a Data Act proposal has been delayed from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

The Board informsA Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022 to you and your families!

The CEO General Secretary sincerely wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas and a successful start into the New Year 2022.

Trade BarriersEU strengthens protection against economic coercion

The aim is to deter countries from restricting or threatening to restrict trade or investment to bring about a change of policy in the EU.

Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR)Orgalim position on the proposal for a General Product Safety Regulation

Our lobbying partner Orgalim supports the revision of the existing General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and the decision to transform it into a Regulation (GPSR),…

Trade BarriersImpact of EU-US Steel Agreement on EU Steel Safeguard Measures

A coalition of European steel users views as positive the recent announcement that the United States will remove Section 232 tariffs on EU steel and aluminium exports…

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing growth broadly stabilises during November as factories battle with harsh supply headwinds

Although demand remains strong, supply chains continue to deteriorate at a worrying rate.

Trade & Sector NewsQuarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 20, No. 3 (2021)

Having regained its pre-pandemic output level in the third quarter of this year, the euro area is now on a path of expansion.

Events & FairsCEO Round Tables 2022 – Your suggestions for discussion topics

In order to select relevant topics for discussion, we would be grateful for your feedback on a first list of potential discussions topics.

REACHREACH: Restriction proposal on intentionally-added microplastics

The draft restriction proposal is expected to be discussed with Member States in the REACH Committee before the end of 2021.

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

Four proposals to identify new substances of very high concern have been published.

REACHREACH: Review & Chemicals strategy for sustainability

The Strategy recognises the need for a targeted revision of the REACH legislation to achieve its objectives.

REACHREACH: Restriction on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

PFCAs cannot be placed on the market or used in most applications from 23 February 2023 onwards.

Trade BarriersEmerging Technologies in the context of dual-use export controls

The European Commission has published a factsheet on Emerging Technologies in the context of dual-use export controls.