The EC Amends the List of Standards under the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 

Amendment standards under Personal Protective Equipment Regulation (2016/425)

The European Commission amends the list of harmonised standards under the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC Do you have applied standards to prove compliance in regard to the mentioned regulations? We recommend you to check the new list of standards to see if any of the standards you applied have been updated. If so, you … Read more

UKCA Marking Deadline Extended

UKCA Marking Deadline Extended

Brexit/UKCA Update – Good news for companies exporting CE marked products to the United Kingdom. The UK regulator has extended the deadline for the replacement of the CE marking for the UKCA marking with one more year until the 1st January 2023.

How the New EU Regulation 1020/2019 Affects Manufacturers and Sellers

See below a video recording of the presentation I did earlier today for the Holland International Distribution Council about the new EU Regulation 1020/2019. While this regulation is mainly focused at strengthening market surveillance in the EU Member States, the EU did use the opportunity to introduce some requirements that affect trade from countries located … Read more

Proposed new EU rules for batteries

Proposed new EU rules for batteries

The European Commission published a draft regulation to set out new rules for batteries to repeal and replace the existing Batteries Directive (2006/66/EC). The proposed new rules seek to introduce requirements that cover the full lifecycle of batteries, from design and production to reuse and recycling.

CE Marking of face masks and PPE: What importers need to know

What do importers of face masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment need to know about CE marking? The Z-files podcast has published the interview they did with me that covers this topic in depth. Except for the Corona-hairstyle, which the video editor was unable to fix, I am pleased with the very informative … Read more

Energy efficiency label for vacuum cleaners annulled

Notice of anullment

The European Commission published a notice of annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 665/2013 on energy efficiency labeling requirements for vacuum cleaners. This follows a ruling of the General Court of the European Union in November last year in a case brought forward by the company Dyson. The Commission did not appeal and the annulment became in effect on 19 January 2019.