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Free Trade Agreements – Overview January 2023

An overview on free trade agreements.
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EU - US Trade news January 2023

The EU and US agreed on a Joint Roadmap on Evaluation and Measurement Tools for Trustworthy AI and Risk Management.
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9th Sanctions Package against Russia adopted

On 16 December 2022, the EU adopted the 9th Sanctions Package against Russia.
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EU anti-dumping measures: January 2023 Update

Further to the publication of a proposal for a Regulation on the mechanism to deter and counteract coercive action by non-EU countries (ACI), the legislative process is…
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Unitary Patent System to enter into force on 1 June 2023

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO.
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European Critical Raw Materials Act: January 2023 Update

The Act aims to address the evolving dependencies on China and Russia when it comes to raw materials and fossil fuels in order to ensure more resilient supply chains.
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Work on the Data Act is progressing

The Parliament and Council’s work on the Data Act is progressing.
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REACH: Nine hazardous chemicals added to Candidate List

One of those substances is melamine.
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Legislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents postponed

The release of the proposal was postponed by the European Commission to Q2 2023.
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Legislative Update January 2023

Update on European legislation January 2023
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European Commission Proposal for the Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

On 30 November, the European Commission published the second part of its Circular Economy package introducing, amongst others, its proposal for the revision of the…
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CFE presentation at the EOTA Stakeholders Conference 2022

Presentation of CFE Chairman Dr. Ulrich Bourgund “How EU expertise can develop into worldwide market leadership”.
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CEO campaign on LinkedIn on the impact of energy costs in Europe starts on 27th December

CEO will start a campaign on LinkedIn to raise awareness on the thread for the competitiveness of the European tool industry caused by the exploding energy prices.
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Update: UKCA marking transition period extended also for construction products

The deadline for mandatory use of the UKCA mark in the UK for some CE marked products has been extended.
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REACH: Nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern

Nine new substances of very high concern were proposed in REACH regulation. One of them is Melamine, among others.
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REACH revision proposal postponed

The REACH revision proposal will be published in Q4 2023, instead of Q4 2022.
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Unitary Patent System should enter into force on 1 June 2023

Unitary Patent System should enter into force on 1 June 2023.
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EU anti-dumping measures: December 2022 Update

Further to the publication of a proposal for a Regulation on the mechanism to deter and counteract coercive action by non-EU countries (ACI), the legislative process is…
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Construction activity in Europe 2018 - 2022

Total investment in construction increased by 5.2% in 2021 and amounted to € 1,602 billion.
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Ecotax: Enlarged Responsibility of Producers

With the Anti-Waste for a Circular Economy Act (AGEC), DIY and garden items are subject to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
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