The Office for Product Safety and Standards’ (OPSS) Call for Evidence forms part of OPSS’ Review into the UK’s Product Safety framework. The objective of the Review is to ensure the Product Safety framework is simple, flexible, and fit for the future while delivering safety for all consumers.
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For those companies trading with Europe and particularly those currently being challenged by the implementation of HMRC-15, the government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund which will enable companiesto apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to pay for practical support for importing and exporting. The fund will be administered through the pre-existing Customs Grant Scheme and will open for applications next month.
This fund does not address the issues raised by HMRC-15, for member companies but it will provide some much needed support for those needing 3rd party advice.
Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK Government has the freedom to design a new domestic subsidy control regime that reflects its strategic interests and particular national circumstances. The Government has now launched a public Consultation which can be found HERE. We would encourage members to respond to the consultation as it will impact the range and scale of Government subsidy available to you for many years to come.
30th August – 3rd September 2021 Call for Papers - Deadline 31st March 2021
The Brexit transition period formally ended on 31st December 2020 meaning that European Union legislation no longer applies to the United Kingdom (UK), so in this respect it is no longer bound by Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation in the European Union (EU) nor by Regulation (EU) 2019/515 on the mutual recognition of goods.
The TIC Council is organising a webinar in collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to give guidance on the IP Enforcement Portal and provide the participants with information on the role, use and features of this platform.
It’s been a very busy time for our members over the past few months. The end of the year meant that Brexit transition was completed and that we are now no longer a member of the EU. Combined with the Testing, Measurement and Calibration industry being at the forefront of the Covid-19 issue, this has meant many of our members have been busier than ever.
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The “Affirmative Policy SI” - Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK(NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 SI were debated in the House of Commons 16 November 2020.