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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.

Intellectual Property RightsE-commerce is main channel for trade in counterfeits

More than 50% of counterfeit goods seized at the EU borders stem from online commerce, a new study finds.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Business Cycle Indicators (3rd Quarter 2021)

Special topic: New survey-based measures of economic uncertainty.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Economic Forecast Autumn 2021

Most Member States are expected to reach the pre-pandemic volume of output by the end of 2021, while a few others will fully recover in 2022.

Intellectual Property RightsEU Intellectual Property Action plan

Intellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience.

General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR)New General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) proposal

The Internal Market Committee (IMCO) in the European Parliament held an exchange of views on the new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) proposal.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR implementation – October 2021 update

The European Commission published references of new European Assessment Documents for certain construction products.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Supporting study on the impact assessment of the CPR Review

The study confirms that the favourite option of stakeholders is maintaining the current regulation.

Intellectual Property RightsData Governance Act - October 2021 Update

This legislative proposal will provide mechanisms to facilitate the reuse of certain categories of protected public-sector data, increase trust in data intermediation…

Miscellaneous InformationCommunication on the Commission work programme for 2022

The 2022 agenda is centred on six headline ambitions.

The Board informsFarewell speech of Michael Liebhardt

Farewell speech of the former CEO General Secretary, Michael Liebhardt, on occasion of his retirement.

Trade & Sector NewsConstruction activity in Europe 2017 - 2021

Statistics on construction activity in Europe in the years 2017 - 2021.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR Technical Acquis Revision

The European Commission is working on the revision of the CPR technical acquis: harmonised standards, other technical specifications and EC Delegated and Implementing…