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New EU Report Published on Counterfeit Goods, Including Toys and Clothing, Entering the EU

11 Oct 2019

The European Commission has released figures showing the increasing number of interceptions of fake goods entering the EU due to the rising number of small parcels, express and postal traffic. The rep...Read More


Phil Hogan Obtains Parliamentary Committee Approval as EU Trade Commissioner After Presenting Robust Views

10 Oct 2019

On 30 September 2019, following a parliamentary vetting process held in the Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Phil Hogan obtained preliminary approval to become the EU’s new Trade Commission...Read More


Official Journal Summary

8 Oct 2019

Topic: Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China: name change of one company subject...Read More


Anti-dumping Actions

8 Oct 2019

Action: On 4 October 2019, the Official Journal published a notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese m...Read More


Ecodesign Measures Adopted for Availability of Spare Parts Covering Wide Range of Consumer Goods

8 Oct 2019

On 1 October 2019, the European Commission adopted ten ecodesign implementing regulations, setting out energy efficiency and other requirements for product groups which include refrigerators and elect...Read More


Brexit: PM Johnson Unveils New Proposals in Attempt to Secure Deal and Break Deadlock with EU

8 Oct 2019

On 2 October 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put forward new (in his words) “constructive and reasonable proposals which provide a compromise for both sides” in an attempt to break the long-running...Read More


European Commission to Implement Adjustments to Steel Safeguard Measures

3 Oct 2019

On 27 September 2019, the European Commission confirmed that it will adjust its current steel safeguard measures in accordance with its proposal, communicated on 14 August 2019. Importantly, this deci...Read More


Official Journal Summary

30 Sept 2019

Topics: Commission Notice – Guidance on the interpretation and application of Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1590 of 26...Read More


Anti-dumping Actions

30 Sept 2019

Action: On 26 September 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain pre- and po...Read More


EU Court Dismisses Action Filed by Zhejiang Jndia Pipeline Industry Co. Ltd Against Anti-dumping Measures

30 Sept 2019

On 19 September 2019 the General Court of the European Union (“General Court”) issued a judgement dismissing an action for annulment filed by Zhejiang Jndia Pipeline Industry Co. Ltd (“Zhejiang Jndia”...Read More


The EU’s Data Protection Rules: European Commission Takes Stock of Results Achieved So Far Under the GDPR

27 Sept 2019

The European Commission has presented a Communication to the European Parliament and Council on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679, more commonly known as t...Read More


Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Prorogation of Parliament Found Unlawful by Supreme Court

26 Sept 2019

In a landmark judgement, the UK Supreme Court has ruled on 24 September 2019 that the decision to prorogue (suspend) the UK Parliament was unlawful, throwing the departure of the UK from the EU into d...Read More


Official Journal Summary

24 Sept 2019

Topics: Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia; Notice concerning the entry into force of the Voluntary P...Read More


Anti-dumping Actions

24 Sept 2019

Action: On 18 September 2019, the Official Journal published a notice clarifying the notices of initiation of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of certain woven and/or stitc...Read More


Brexit: Regulatory Challenges Faced by UK and EU-27 Companies in the Field of Chemicals Law

24 Sept 2019

Should the UK leave the EU by the currently foreseen deadline of 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement in place, the EU’s laws will stop applying to UK-based establishments. This will be the ...Read More


Denmark to Ban Certain Chemicals Found to Be Harmful in Food Packaging

23 Sept 2019

Denmark is to go ahead with a proposed ban on all organic fluorinated compounds in paper and cardboard food packaging materials in advance of EU-wide action, the country's Ministry of Environment and ...Read More


Action Proposed for Re-use of Waste Electronics, Furniture and Other Leisure Items

19 Sept 2019

On 29 August 2019, the European Commission released a news alert drawing attention to a German study regarding the potential to re-use waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), furniture and lei...Read More


Official Journal Summary

17 Sept 2019

Topics: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1404 of 6 September 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature; Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclatur...Read More


Ireland’s Former Environment and Community Minister Nominated as the New EU Trade Commissioner

17 Sept 2019

On 10 September 2019, the European Commission’s president-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team of 26 commissioners at a press conference in Brussels. The proposed commissioners are expected t...Read More

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