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What are the implications of Brexit for EU product compliance?

If you manufacture, import or supply products in, to or via the UK in some capacity, you may well already be considering how Brexit may impact the application of product-related laws to your business. In this article we look at what might happen to product laws under the different suggested models for the UK/EU-27 relationship so that you can start considering how your business may be affected.

European Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: Agreement Reached

On 21 June 2016, the European Council unanimously agreed on a package of anti-tax avoidance measures.

EU political agreement on framework to stop financing armed groups through trade in conflict...

EU institutions agreed on a framework for an EU Regulation designed to ensure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses.

EU General Data Protection (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Baker & McKenzie GDPR Game Plan Series! On 25 May 2016, the GDPR finally entered into force. It will start to apply as of 25 May 2018 giving organisations two years to come into compliance.

EU Customs: Implementation of Union Customs Code from 1 May 2016

EU customs legislation is undergoing some significant changes from 1 May 2016 with the implementation of the Union Customs Code (“UCC”). The changes implemented...

Union Customs Code: Guidance issued by the European Commission

Further to our post on (available here) detailing some of the key changes to EU customs legislation taking place under the Union Customs Code...

What every multinational company should know about the WP29 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Working Party of European Union Data Protection Authorities identified concerns with the Privacy Shield, and recommended clarifications and improvements to the text.

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Publication of the Blue Guide 2016: Implications for online sales and other significant changes

The EU Commission published an updated version of 'The "Blue Guide" on the implementation of EU product rules', the most authoritative EU guidance on the application of product-related directives and regulations to goods destined for the EU market.

Brexit – Are You Ready?

Businesses themselves have little or no role or influence in the vote on 23 June 2016, but if a Brexit vote does happen, businesses can and should have a significant role in what comes next.

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