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November 2020


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Current news highlights covered in our analytical reports:

 
 
  • Corona virus impact:  EU maintains commitments to Green Deal, digital progress, and multilateral free trade
  • The EU's Green Deal:  more ambitious targets for 2030 for energy efficiency and eco-design
  • Radiocommunications:  new toolbox for 5G rollout, and spectrum allocations
  • Customs clearance simplificationSingle Window project revived
  • Multilateral free trade:  new regulations emphasise EU commitment as CPTPP comes closer
  • Free trade - Brexit:  alarming lack of progress in EU-UK discussions
  • Toys:  limit levels for aniline to be reduced
  • Textiles and leather:  new restrictions on skin-sensitising chemicals
  • Chemicals: 1) shorter deadlines for notifications of changes in REACH data
  • Chemicals: 2) updated plans for developing REACH
  • Chemicals: 3) concern over non-compliance by downstream productsChemicals:  4) new occupational exposure limits for carcinogenic chemicals
  • Chemicals:  5) new development in battle over neonicotinoid pesticides
  • Automotive vehicles:  steps towards a new Euro 7 phase
  • Electricity generation:  new codes planned for cyber-security and demand response
  • Foods:  1) food contact materials: updated list of authorised plastics
  • Foods:  2) a new push to expand organic farming
  • Construction products:  one more EU programme to overcome failures of EU
 

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Single Market Ventures is a business development consultancy, based in Brussels and working in Europe, North America and east Asia.

The company’s core specialisation is in reporting, assessing, and managing the impact of harmonisation and mutual recognition of standards, tests and related policies on cross-border trade in goods and services. We have over 20 years of experience in the field, which plays a major role in efforts to achieve a barrier-free, level playing-field in international trade. The practical implications for business take precedence in our work, and we also cover wider issues of business development and strategy that they raise. We serve both government and private-sector clients.

Renewable energy (see right) is a current example of the application of our expertise.


 Our Services

Services include factual reporting, research, analysis, and individually-tailored practical advice on policy or business development. Clients are welcome to start at any of those levels. Many have gone through all in sequence: 1) please tell us what’s happening (in a particular field); 2) give us an analysis of its significance; and then 3) advise us on how we should best respond to optimise our own policies and programmes.

We offer a single, core multi-client, multi-sectoral service: the Europe-link Information Service on EU Product Approvals. It concentrates on EU-level harmonisation or mutual recognition of specifications, conformity assessment, technical regulations and related policies, in both established and new sectors of trade.

Client-specific work is a natural complement, and can have a regional or global scope. Work may be within our core specialisation, or use that specialisation as a springboard to broader opportunities for business development. We provide advice on how to respond to policies and programmes which drive new markets or change present ones. We examine the full range of external issues relevant to development, including market activity, opportunities for new ventures, and strategic partnerships. We do not undertake lobbying assignments.

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