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EnvironmentEnvironmental Footprint - February 2022 update

The revision aims at further incentivising the industry to manufacture products that have a better environmental performance.

EnvironmentSustainable Products Initiative

Main aims are the broadening the scope of the Ecodesign Directive beyond energy related products, mandatory requirements for recycled content, information and labelling,…

REACHREACH: Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) February 2022 Update

New intentions to identify a substance of very high concern have been received.

Trade & Sector NewsEU-US-Trade: Stakeholder consultation platform on TTIP

The Commission has launched a consultation platform to collect stakeholder’s input to shape transatlantic cooperation.

StandardisationRecent developments in standardisation - February 2022 Update

The latest SMAART meeting on EU standardisation took place on 3 December 2021.

REACHREACH: Review (February 2022 Update)

The webpage on the REACH Revision is now available.

Intellectual Property RightsUnified Patent Court Agreement enters into force

The unitary patent will strengthen the existing centralised European patent-granting system while lowering maintenance costs and reducing overall complexity for patent…

Intellectual Property RightsNew information hub for European SMEs

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has created a centralised information hub for businesses interested in intellectual property aspects.

Trade & Sector NewsSMEs weight in EU’s international trade in goods

In 2019, 99% of importing enterprises in total trade (intra-EU and extra-EU) were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Trade BarriersSingle Entry Point for difficulties in 3rd-Country-Trade

Discover the first point of contact for all EU stakeholders who are facing market access issues in third countries.

Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – Overview January 2022

The article gives an overview on current treaties and FTAs.

Trade & Sector NewsEmployment up, labour market slack down in Q3 2021

Unemployment amounted to 12.9% of the extended labour force aged 20-64 in the third quarter of 2021, down from 13.7% in the second quarter 2021 (-0.8 pp).

Waste DirectiveSCIP Database - New documents published

‘SCIP’ is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (products) established under the Waste Framework Directive.

Trade BarriersEU anti-dumping measures - January 2022 Update

The EU Commission adopted a new tool to counter the use of economic coercion by third countries.

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.