New Energy Labels

The European Parliamentary Committees are still consolidating the proposals for new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for large white goods. These will be made public after the Inter Service Consultation (probably in early July) and should be available for Member State representatives to vote on in October this year. However, it seems that they are still some way off a[...]

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New Deal for Consumers

This month the European Commission announced proposals “to ensure that all European consumers fully benefit from their rights under Union law”. While existing consumer laws give European citizens a theoretically excellent level of protection, there have been concerns that the enforcement of those laws could be better. So, the Commission is now suggesting more powers for consumer authorities plus a[...]

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Fulfilment House Scheme

The term “fulfilment house” was originally just another term for a warehouse, but it is increasingly used to mean storage and distribution facilities provided by a third party to companies based outside the EU selling on-line into the European market. The UK has introduced a new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme to ensure that overseas businesses selling goods on-line to[...]

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EU Market Surveillance

There are two new proposed EU Regulations governing market surveillance. One of them deals with mutual recognition, which may be more important to a post-Brexit UK. For the time being AMDEA is concentrating on the other one, which sets out rules and procedures for compliance with, and enforcement of, EU legislation on products. Regular readers may remember that a previous[...]

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