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COMMISSION SETS STRICTER CMR LIMITS FOR TEXTILES

…substances over these limits cannot be marketed in the European Union (EU), regardless of their origin of production. The substances were selected after “scientific and technical recommendations by the European

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

substances, known or suspected to have adverse health effects causing cancer, allergies or mutations. As a result, the EU executive, the European Commission has asked the EuropeanChemicals Agency (ECHA) to…

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FINNISH FAST FOOD CHAIN HESBURGER TAKES ON THE CHALLENGES OF EAST EUROPEAN MARKETS

…As for inputs, “to ensure the quality of raw materials, we are constantly auditing our suppliers,” said Santos. Sources vary. Bulgaria’s branches, for example, source meat from across the European

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MULTIPLE TRADE DEALS ALWAYS LIMIT GOVERNMENT POLICY FREEDOMS – A POLITICAL TRUTH UNDERMINING BREXITEER ‘CONTROL’ GOALS

…beef, they may have to feed cows hormones to be competitive. But then they would be locked out of European markets, unless they could prove the cows reared for EU…

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

…public registers, University of the West Indies (UWI) economists warned of trouble ahead. Dr Anthony Gonzales, honorary research fellow at UWI’s Trinidad branch, says: “That is the mainstay of their…

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INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ROUND UP – EU RELEASES TAX EVASION BLACK LIST

*The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has published a blacklist of jurisdictions it thinks do not cooperate sufficiently with international efforts to reduce tax evasion. They are American Samoa,…

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CHINA MOVES TO WORLD’S NUMBER POSITION IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT SALES

…year on year – last year, according to Euromonitor. Sales of cosmetics exceeded CNY222 billion (USD33.6 billion) in 2016, up 8.3% on the previous year’s figure according to the European

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CAP REFORM MUST NOT DAMAGE SINGLE MARKET, SAY DAIRY EXPERTS

REFORMS now under discussion for European Union (EU) dairy subsidies and controls under the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) must keep the internal market intact, dairy industry experts have told…

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SCOTTISH ISLANDS OFFER UNIQUE ONSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SITES

…was reached after discussions between Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council), the UK and Scottish governments and electricity generators. The UK government agreed – subject to the European

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EU COUNCIL ADOPTS CONTROVERSIAL MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAX FRAUD BLACKLIST

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers today (December 5) adopted a money laundering blacklist, bringing widespread criticism because the listing – designed to prevent tax fraud and evasion –…

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