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PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS

While today 12 out of every 100 Europeans are tattooed or have some sort of permanent cosmetic treatment, experts are increasingly concerned that these skin colouring agents may contain hazardous substances, known or suspected to have adverse health effects causing cancer, allergies or mutations.…

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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL COULD CREATE NON-UK NATIONAL FOOD REGULATOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

THE DRAFT UK/European Union withdrawal agreement released yesterday (Wednesday, November 14), could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland that are based in a remaining EU member state. A technical annexe to the deal says that “national reference laboratories” with responsibility for advising on a wide range of food legislation in Northern Ireland “shall not be read as including the reference laboratory in the United Kingdom”.…

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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL COULD CREATE NON-UK NATIONAL FOOD REGULATOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

 

THE DRAFT UK/European Union withdrawal agreement released yesterday (Wednesday, November 14), could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland that are based in a remaining EU member state. A technical annexe to the deal says that “national reference laboratories” with responsibility for advising on a wide range of food legislation in Northern Ireland “shall not be read as including the reference laboratory in the United Kingdom”.…

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MEPS SLAM CASH FOR PASSPORT SCHEMES IN TAX CRIMES REPORT

Centre right members of the European Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance (TAX3) have hit out at the 18 EU member states, that offer citizenship or residence in exchange for investments. The MEPs, members of the European People’s Party (EPP), spoke out November 14 as the committee handed down a draft report*, with findings and recommendations, including phasing out such rights.…

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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL LIKELY TO COMMIT UK TO FOLLOW EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

THE DRAFT Brexit agreement that has caused political controversy in the UK, but which the European Union (EU) insists is its final offer, would – if approved – see many EU environmental regulations stay in force within Britain, for the foreseeable future.…

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IRELAND’S DAIRY INDUSTRY GOES GLOBAL AND DIVERSIFIES, AS IT SEEKS INSULATION FROM BREXIT DISRUPTION

The recent sight of a Chinese internet celebrity in a milking parlour in Limerick could be a hint of what the future holds for Ireland’s increasingly international dairy industry. Xiao Lu Yu, one of the ‘influencers’ who monetise Chinese social media (see https://m.weibo.cn/status/4279583182420503

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – US-CHINA TRADE WAR HITS CONFECTIONERY EXPORTERS

 

AMERICAN confectioners may suffer from the latest tit-for-tat tariff exchange between the USA and China, with retaliatory duties from China targeting US confectionery exports. Many of these duties are high – at 25% – imposed from September 24 on US-made sugar; cocoa powder; milk powder; honey; jams; and more; plus 20% duties on US-made confectionery without cocoa; chewing gum; some chocolates; and more.…

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TEN YEARS ON, IRELAND’S ECONOMY HAS RECOVERED BUT FACES RISKS

“Group think”, an “intolerance of dissent and difference” as well as an “inordinately high value on relationships rather than rules” have prevented a culture of whistleblowers from taking root in Ireland, boosting cronyism and weakening regulation, economists and regulators were warned earlier this month (October).…

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IRISH DAIRY SECTOR HAS BECOME A BIG OVERSEAS EXPORTER

TIME was when dairy farming in Ireland was a family affair, with smallholdings and local dairies predominant. But those days are long gone. The Irish dairy sector is now big business, not just on Republic of Ireland’s 4.8 million population, but also overseas, with big brands targeting foreign markets.…

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ONLY 11 MAJOR EXPORTING COUNTRIES PUNISH COMPANIES FOR GRAFT

A new report from Transparency International has found that only 11 major exporting countries in the world significantly punish companies that pay bribes abroad. The report, called ‘Exporting Corruption’, also found that more than half of world exports come from at least 33 jurisdictions, including several European Union (EU) member states, where companies that export corruption along with their goods and services face weak consequences. …

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