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Commission strictly requires member states to test for pesticide residues

With the COMMISSION'S IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1355 of 12 August 2021, the Commission calls in principle on the Member States to implement national programmes for the control of pesticide residues over several years. Reference EUR-Lex https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.291.01.0120.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A291%3ATOC

Commission strictly requires member states to test for pesticide residues 2021-08-16T11:45:02+00:00

Changes to the Dual-Use Regulation in brief

The recast Regulation establishing a Union regime for the control of exports, transfers, brokering services, technical assistance, and transit of dual-use items (EU Dual-Use Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2021/821) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 11th June 2021. The regulation will enter into force 90 days after its publication. This is [...]

Changes to the Dual-Use Regulation in brief 2021-07-06T13:53:24+00:00

EU publishes guide to hydrogen funding opportunities

In connection with the European Hydrogen Forum, the EU Commission published an online guide to public funding programmes on hydrogen on 17 June 2021. The funding compass is aimed at all interested stakeholders, i.e. large companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. The guide provides an overview of hydrogen funding programmes and funds on [...]

EU publishes guide to hydrogen funding opportunities 2021-06-29T17:02:30+00:00

New Dual-Use Regulation published

The long previously announced new version of the Dual-Use Goods Regulation is published today,11th June 2021 in the Official Journal of the EU on page L 206/1. It bears the number and title as follows: REGULATION (EU) 2021/821 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime [...]

New Dual-Use Regulation published 2021-06-11T17:19:06+00:00

Embargoes against Belarus and maintenance work on aircraft

Caused by the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk, an extension of the sanctions against Belarus is to be expected. The Federal Office of Economics and Technology (BAFA) announced today: "Due to current events, it is pointed out that the direct and indirect provision of technical assistance in connection with military equipment is [...]

Embargoes against Belarus and maintenance work on aircraft 2021-05-26T16:04:39+00:00

Increased requirements of GGED-Ps for the import of foodstuffs and goods of animal origin

The import controls of products of animal origin into EU have been massively increased since 21.04.2021. For a large part of these goods, the presentation of a GGED-P (Official Certificate of Entry of Specified Food or Feed into the Union) is now obligatory. There are no exemption limits for which the need for a CDR-P [...]

Increased requirements of GGED-Ps for the import of foodstuffs and goods of animal origin 2021-05-07T13:11:08+00:00

Imports of food and feed will require new “official certificates” as of 21 April 2021

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries were amended on 14 April 2021 by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/806 as follows: "Article 11" Official certificate "Each consignment of food and of feed listed in Annex II [...]

Imports of food and feed will require new “official certificates” as of 21 April 2021 2021-04-16T18:46:22+00:00

New labelling required for single-use plastic products as of 3rd July 2021

From 3 July 2021, companies will have to specially label certain single-use plastic products (hygiene products, tobacco products and beverage cups). The corresponding pictograms have now been published by the EU Commission and can be downloaded. The Single-Use Plastic Ban Ordinance, which is intended to transpose the requirements of Art. 7 of the Single-Use Plastic [...]

New labelling required for single-use plastic products as of 3rd July 2021 2021-03-22T18:26:23+00:00

Exports of COVID-19 vaccines – subject to export authorisation with immediate effect

“In light of the critical situation of COVID-19 vaccines in the Union, and in particular the risk that vaccines produced or packaged in the Union are exported, especially to non-vulnerable countries, in potential breach of contractual commitments entered into by the pharmaceutical industries, continued protective measures are warranted to prevent shortages and delayed deliveries of [...]

Exports of COVID-19 vaccines – subject to export authorisation with immediate effect 2021-03-17T18:40:21+00:00

eCommerce – Abolition of the €22 value limit in postal and courier traffic in Germany

In order to counteract distortions of competition between suppliers of companies based within the EU and companies from third countries, import VAT will be levied on all consignments imported into the EU from 1 July 2021. An electronic declaration must be submitted for each consignment. ATLAS-IMPOST will be created as a specialist application for this [...]

eCommerce – Abolition of the €22 value limit in postal and courier traffic in Germany 2021-03-07T13:21:05+00:00