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March 2018

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Current news highlights covered in our analytical reports:

  • All products:  validity of EU compliance certificates in UK after Brexit
  • All products:  clarification of when the precautionary principle may be invoked
  • Waste of all products:  new study of chemical risks in recycling, and of risks from plastic waste
  • Waste of electrical products:  new reporting requirements
  • Electrical products:  exemptions from ROHS extended
  • Cyber-security:  lack of progress may jeopardise rollout of 5G
  • Free trade:  South America, Armenia
  • Eco-design / energy efficiency: comments sought on next phase of EU regulation
  • Energy efficiency in buildings:  EU objectives revised
  • Eco-label for TV sets
  • Toys:  high non-compliance identified with limit levels for phthalates
  • Radiocommunications:  control centres for Galileo satellite systems
  • Textiles:  new fibre recognised;  restrictions on carcinogenic dyestuffs
  • Cosmetics:  new restrictions on wash-off cosmetics
  • Chemicals:  ore substances made subject to authorisation; microplastics targeted for action
  • Food contact materials:  new plastics authorised
  • Foods:  new report finds neonicotinoids dangerous
  • Construction products regulation:  public consultation on the case for reision / abandonment
  • Routine standards update:  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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