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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 24th November

26 November 2019
Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up W/E 24th November. EU makes proposal to US on Conformity Assessment, Dates set for new EU Council President and EU Commission take up office.

Brexit Developments

EU makes proposal to US on Conformity Assessment: The EU DG Trade proposal seeks an agreement, under which the EU and the U.S. would accept the conformity assessment results of each other’s assessment bodies, certifying products against the legal requirement of the other side. This would enable exporters to seek certification of their products in their originating country. The proposal covers all relevant industrial sectors where third-party conformity assessment is required by either side. In addition, the EU proposal addresses the difficulties faced by EU exporters of machinery and electric and electronic equipment in the certification of products sold in the US market. View >

Dates set for new EU Council President and EU Commission take up office: Handover of the EU Council Presidency from Donald Tusk to Charles Michel will take place on 29th November. The EU Parliament will hold a hearing to confirm the new EU Commission on 27th November.  View > View > Incoming EU Council President Charles Michel delivered a speech at Amsterdam University "Common sense, common Europe" in which he made no reference to the UK or Brexit. View >

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