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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.

BrexitEU – UK (Brexit): Central complaint point

This allows citizens and businesses to raise issues about the way in which the United Kingdom is implementing the Agreement.

Trade BarriersEU-US Trade: Investment screening and export control

EU and US call for appropriate enforcement mechanisms of their investment screening mechanisms.

Trade BarriersTrade Defence Instruments and EU anti-dumping measures – November 2021 update

The European Commission has published a report on EU's defence measures against unfair trade practices.

StandardisationStandardisation Policy: November 2021 update

Joint Task Force was set up to address shortcomings of the current European Standardisation System and improve delivery mechanisms.

Trade & Sector NewsEurope Business Outlook October 2021

Confidence remains in positive territory, but down on June’s record high.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Business sectors in October 2021

Downturn in European autos sector continues, Technology Equipment grows.