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December 2018

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Current news highlights covered in our analytical reports:


Eco-design and energy labelling: first texts of next-generation specifications published -- 2 years to prepare
Drones: first technical regulation
Robots and artificial intelligence: consultation on first regulatory guidelines
Counterfeit goods: product safety cases rising
Electronic customs clearance: EU acknowledges failure of current programmes and requests comments on where to go from here
Non-agricultural pesticides: a national regulation prevails
Chemicals: new bans on carcinogenic chemicals used in textile processing
Chemicals: update to EU rolling action plan for evaluation of substances suspected but not proved to be dangerous

Nanomaterials: two new data-bases opened

Health & Safety: new restrictions on exposure to chemicals
Toy Safety Directive: review of effectiveness
Radio spectrum: more bandwidth freed for short-range devices and IoT
Wooden pallets and crates: presentation of electronic phytosanitary certificates imposed at customs
2019 EU Work Programme issued:  what plans for new technical regulation?
A court case: who is liable for submission of compliance documentation?
Climate change: EU backs UN view on urgency
Automotive emissions: latest updates
Cyber-security: unsatisfactory progress towards stronger protection
What constitutes an EU-wide safety crisis?
Free Trade: new FTA EU-Vietnam
Brexit: EU steps up contingency planning for no deal
Alarms, flares and signalling devices: new safety precautions
Routine standards updates: radio equipment, pressure equipment, low-voltage electrical safety, EMC, ATEX products, construction products


Examples of our work

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  Examples of other studies, projects and reports

  • Regular updates and analysis of EU eco-design programmes.

  • The same for the EU programme to achieve zero-energy buildings.

  • News bulletins on updates to official guidance on EU technical regulations on machinery, electrical products, medical devices, toys, cosmetics.

  • The verifiable impact on trade of simplifying mandatory conformity assessment processes through the use of SDOC (Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity).

  • Global priorities for business development for pressure equipment in the energy sector, taking specific account of the growth of renewable energies.

  • Opportunities for supply of verified information on global production sources to meet the growing demand for reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Opportunities for harmonised food traceability software to meet global concerns for food safety.

  • One-stop testing and approval as a motor for export growth.

  • Bringing access to data on certification into the Internet age.



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