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SWITZERLAND
Legislative initiative aimed at strengthening closed-loop economy / More recycling of packaging
27.05.2020
UK
Reprocessing capacity needs to double to meet plastic packaging tax requirements / Recoup report
26.05.2020
GLOBAL TRADE
Covid-19 lockdowns could wipe out USD 2.4 tn of trade volume / Recovery expected in H2 2020 and 2021 / Rise in protectionism a concern / Euler Hermes report
22.05.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
EuPC webinar on the European "Green Deal" in June
19.05.2020
NORTH AMERICA
New trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the US enters into force in July / EU concludes trade deal with Mexico
15.05.2020
ITALY
Plastics tax postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19
13.05.2020
UK
Government extends plastic packaging tax consultation due to Covid-19
07.05.2020
LOGISTICS
EU adopts measures to aid transport sector / Waiting times at borders improved / Recommendations underway to restore connectivity after Covid-19
06.05.2020
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
California plastic bag ban suspended amid Covid-19 pandemic
04.05.2020
MATTRESS INDUSTRY
US manufacturers initiate anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against eight countries / Mattress alliance criticises allegations / Supplies for hospitals during Covid-19 pandemic
04.05.2020
MEDICAL MASKS
New EU export authorisation scheme / Geographical scope widened
24.04.2020
MEDICAL DEVICES
Deferment of MDR adopted by European Parliament / Smooth functioning of EU market is vital during Covid-19 outbreak
23.04.2020
CEFIC
European chemical producers set up Covid-19 helpdesk / Industry group calls for easing of restrictions on trade of essential products
16.04.2020
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Court dismisses spin-off's lawsuit against DuPont / Chemours to appeal
14.04.2020
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
EuPC calls for single-use plastics directive postponement in face of Covid-19 / Hygienic consequences of banning SUPs not taken into account, say Dangis and Zelcher
09.04.2020
MEDICAL DEVICES
EU commission postpones MDR application / Shortages in getting devices certified "not an option right now" with Covid-19
06.04.2020
MEDICAL PLASTICS
EU commission may postpone implementing medical device regulation / Free access to European standards for medical supplies to boost production
30.03.2020
LOGISTICS
EU guidance for implementing “green lanes” to ease internal transport of goods / Major disruptions at some borders due to Covid-19
26.03.2020
UPDATE - ITALY
Manufacturing of plastic products and machinery can continue / Conte and eight EU heads ask for coordination in Europe during "unprecedented shock"
26.03.2020
ECHA
Extension of REACH compliance deadlines during coronavirus situation / Aid in securing disinfectant supply promised
24.03.2020
SPAIN
Government plans tax on single-use plastic packaging
23.03.2020
EU TRADE
Vietnam trade agreement set to enter force this year / EU survey highlights need for more guidance for SMEs
18.03.2020
UK
Government to roll out tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled material
13.03.2020
FRANCE
Sale of single-use plastic cups and plates banned / Some stores labelling products "reusable" to circumvent restriction / New anti-waste law in force
10.03.2020
TDI
India to extend anti-dumping measures to Europe, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and UAE
10.03.2020
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