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June 2021

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Current news highlights covered in our analytical reports:

  • Artificial intelligence systems:  the EU's first attempt at regulation
  • Climate action 1):  EU goes for 55% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030
  • Climate action 2): Eco-design and energy labelling:  calculations updated for energy efficiency
  • Climate action 3): a new programme to promote energy-efficient building design
  • Standards updates:  machinery, personal protective equipment, EMC, medical devices, pressure equipment
  • Medical devices:  authorisation to use electronic documentation for devices used only by professionals
  • Using alternatives to standards to demonstrate product safety:  EU confirms legitimacy
  • Telecommunications networks:  problems in implementing EU Electronic Communications Code
  • The EU's New Legislative Framework and CE Marking:  3 major new guidance documents
  • Free trade:  EU sets sustainability as a condition
  • Tobacco products:  a new, mandatory method for identifying characterising flavours, which are banned
  • Agricultural fertilisers:  labelling rules updated
  • Non-agricultural pesticides:  data requirements updated for applications for approval
  • Chemical substances 1):  methodology clarified for classifying products as carcinogenic / mutagenic
    Chemical substances 2):  EU announces completion of safety reviews of substances of very high concern
    Automotive type-approval:  lengthy update to current process
    Automotive type-approval:  new regulation for cyber-security protection
    Organic foods:  updates to control procedures to implement latest regulation
    Food hygiene:  mandatory factory checks on presence of allergens improved



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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