A much anticipated decision in the first ever data-sharing appeal was announced by ECHA’s Board of Appeal (BoA) this week. The BoA upheld ECHA’s decision taken in July 2013 that the Vanadium Consortium (the Consortium) did...more
We are pleased to provide you with the Fall edition of the Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics newsletter. This newsletter provides updates on important issues and developments across these...more
Since early March 2014, a number of countries have imposed various types of sanctions against Russia and certain persons in Ukraine in connection with events in Ukraine. We have issued a series of updates covering, in...more
UK companies, including UK subsidiaries of EU companies, face tougher anti-corruption rules from next year.
Under chapter 10 of the EU Accounting Directive (2013/34/EU) (“the Accounting Directive”) and the EU...more
On 6 August Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, signed a decree calling for a ban or limit on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs originating in the countries that have imposed economic...more
Late on 25 July, the EU added 15 further persons and 18 entities responsible for action against Ukraine's territorial integrity to the list of those subject to an asset freeze, a prohibition against making funds or economic...more
On July 16, 2014, the United States ratcheted up its sanctions on Russia in connection with escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)...more
REACH requires manufacturers, importers and only representatives registering a substance to provide extensive and correct information on substance identity in the registration dossier. The European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”)...more
Following the agreement between G7 leaders on 25 April to promptly impose additional sanctions on Russia as it has failed to deliver on its Geneva commitments, the EU and the U.S. have now added new individuals and entities...more
On 14 April 2014, the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers identified four additional individuals as responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds and added them to the list, subject to restrictive measures in view of the...more
We are pleased to provide you with the Spring edition of the Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics newsletter. As stated in our inaugural issue, this newsletter provides updates on important...more
On Sunday, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine. The EU and U.S., which consider Sunday’s referendum in Crimea to be illegal, retaliated with sanctions. The nature of these is set out below as a further update to the Alert...more
On 5 March, the European Commission (“the Commission”) published its long-awaited draft legislation on conflict minerals.
The proposal for a regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence...more
As the tension in the Ukraine continues, particularly in relation to Crimea, foreign investors in the region will be monitoring developments with some concern.
In addition to unrest on the ground in the Ukraine, both...more
On 1 December 2013 the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (the “Act”) came into force in England and Wales. The Act aims to combat the recent increase in metal theft which is being spurred on partly by rising commodity costs. The...more
The General Court of the European Union (EU) recently delivered a judgment requiring the disclosure of proprietary information related to a pesticide ingredient. The Court’s decision may affect companies that have previously...more
In this issue:
- (i) USA
- (ii) EU
- (iii) China
- (iv) Australia
- (v) Japan.
- Featured Articles:
- (i) Caffeinated Energy Drinks - a Global Perspective
On July 3, 2013 the members of the European Parliament voted 344-311 in favour of a one-off intervention in the market to withhold the sale of 900 million EU allowances over the next few years (with the intent to return them...more
The Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") has recently ruled that EU law allows national authorities to provide the public with information identifying a food business operator ("FBO") whose food is unfit for human consumption...more
In a series of recent judgments the EU General Court has given some guidance to companies considering challenging the inclusion of their substances in the REACH Candidate List. In summary, it is now clear that the listing of...more
Two recent developments of importance for the interpretation of the new list of permitted health claims in the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods, "the...more