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Trade BarriersSanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

In reaction to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine the European Union has updated the sanctions against Russia.

PackagingCEO has joined the Packaging Chain Forum

The Packaging Chain Forum is a network of European and national associations, managed by the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment.

Trade BarriersResults of the CEO-Survey on trade situation with Russia

According to a current survey by the CEO, well over 90% of the CEO members surveyed are stopping their deliveries to Russia.

PackagingItaly: Mandatory packaging labeling postponed to January 1, 2023

From January 1st, 2023 at the latest, all packaging (B2B and B2C) must be marked with the codes of their materials.

PackagingFrance: New obligations for labelling with Triman and Infotri

The Triman and Infotri labels for electrical appliances and batteries will become mandatory for manufacturers and importers in France in 2022.

REACHREACH: Eight substances proposed for authorisation - Public consultation

ECHA invites comments on its proposal to include eight substances of very high concern in the REACH Authorisation List.

Intellectual Property RightsEuropean IP Helpdesk Bulletin on IP and the Green Deal

The European Green Deal from an IP perspective

REACHREACH: How to make your registration fulfil REACH information requirements

ECHA has updated its recommendations to help companies improve their registration dossiers.

Trade BarriersUkraine: EU agrees to extend the scope of sanctions on Russia and Belarus

Overview on current EU sanctions regarding the war in Ukraine.

Trade BarriersCEO-Survey on trade situation with Russia

Thank you for your contributions by 10 March 2022

The Board informsCEO Statement on war in Ukraine

The European Tool Committee (CEO) and its members are dismayed by the illegal Russian attack on Ukraine and call for an immediate end to the hostilities.

Intellectual Property RightsCase studies and podcast on successful technology transfer

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released two new case studies and a podcast episode looking at successful technology transfer.

Trade & Sector NewsGlobal manufacturing growth revives from 1½ year low, but supply shortages and inflationary pressures persist

Worldwide manufacturing growth picked up in February after being subdued to a one-and-a-half year low in January due to the Omicron wave.

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing output growth supported by stronger demand and fewer delivery delays in February

The Russia-Ukraine war, which also carries the risk of dampening growth, adds fresh fuel to inflation risks.

Trade & Sector NewsInflation Rates Expected to Stay Above Two Per Cent Until the End of 2024

High energy prices, scarcity of raw materials and problems in international supply chains are expected to be the main drivers of this high inflation.

Trade BarriersHow War in Ukraine Threatens the World’s Economic Recovery

Bloomberg Economics examines how the conflict could impact growth, inflation and monetary policy.

Trade BarriersEU restrictive measures in response to the crisis in Ukraine

Package of individual and economic restrictive measures

Trade BarriersEuropean Commission imposes anti-dumping measures on fasteners from China

Duties have been set between 22.1% and 86.5%.

Miscellaneous InformationItaly: Environmental labelling obligation for packaging suspended until 30.6.2022

The environmental labelling obligation for packaging in Italy has been suspended again until 30 June 2022.

Internal MarketBulgaria: Mandatory labeling of packaging

Bulgaria renewed its packaging regulation and introduced extended producer responsibility.