Single-Use Plastic Regulations in the  European Union: An Overview

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Single Use Plastic Straws

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Single-use plastics generally refer to certain types of disposable plastic products. For example, this includes everyday items such as plastic straws, cups, and shopping bags. That said, the single-use plastics are on the way out, and the European Union is taking the lead.

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Product Traceability Requirements in the European Union: An Overview

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Traceability information

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Product traceability requirements exist to ensure that products can be traced to a certain importer or manufacturer, production facility, SKU, and even production run. The latter is particularly important as it enables market surveillance authorities (and sellers) to identify and trace unsafe and non-compliant products – and thereby limiting product recalls to faulty batches.

Product traceability labeling is mandatory for a wide range of products, such as electronics, kitchen products, toys, and much more. Still, product traceability is often overlooked by importers and manufacturers.

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Baby Feeding Bottle Standards & Regulations in the EU: An Overview

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Baby Feeding Bottles

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Baby feeding bottles are for obvious reasons strictly regulated in the European Union. In this guide, we cover relevant chemical regulations, safety standards, labeling requirements, documentation, lab testing, and more. We also cover safety risks that baby feeding bottle importers and manufacturers must be aware of.

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Fumigation Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Fumigation treatment

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EU Importers are responsible to ensure that their wood packaging materials like pallets, skids, containers, cases, and dunnages, and other plant products, are not infested with pests or parasites that could cause ecological damage to the local environment

In this article, we introduce EU regulations and international pest control standards, such as ISPM 15, for wooden products, such as wood packaging materials. Continue reading Fumigation Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

Construction Products Regulation (CPR): Guide for EU Importers

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The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) covers doors, windows, insulation materials, and other building products in the European Union. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about product and material-specific requirements, EN standards, flammability, documentation, lab testing, and labeling requirements.

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Radio Equipment Directive (RED): Guide for EU Importers

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Wireless headset

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The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) covers WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, LTE, 5G, GPS devices. As such, it’s applicable to everything from wearables and tablets to smart home devices and wireless headsets. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about RED – including standards, CE marking, documentation, testing, and more.

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Machinery Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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Treadmills

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The Machinery Directive applies to machines manufactured or imported to the European Union. More specifically, it defines machinery as assemblies of movable parts. As such, it applies to everything from treadmills to dishwashers.

Keep reading, and learn what European importers must know about safety standards, CE marking, documentation, and lab testing requirements related to the Machinery Directive.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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LED Screen

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The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive covers all electronic products that may cause electromagnetic interference. In other words, devices that may interfere with other electronics.

In this guide, we cover what EU importers and manufacturers must know about EN standards, exemptions, CE marking, documentation, lab testing, risks, and more.

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Azo Dye Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Azo dyes are used in the textile industry, and to manufacture leather goods, accessories, food contact materials, and other products. Some azo dyes are classified as carcinogens, which is why azo dyes are restricted in the EU.

Keep reading, and learn what importers and manufacturers must know about azo dyes restrictions, and lab testing requirements in the European Union.

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Ecodesign Directive Guide for EU Importers

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Ecodesign Directive

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The Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Regulation lay down the requirements for ecodesign, energy consumption, technical documentation, and energy labeling for electronics in the EU. These regulations mainly cover home appliances, but also computers, power supplies, and LED lighting products.

In this guide, we explain what EU importers and manufacturers must know about standards, CE marking, energy labeling, documentation, lab testing, and more.

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