On 6 May 2022, the Spanish public authority submitted the draft for a new packaging regulation to the EU Commission. As an association representing the interests of manufacturers in terms of fair competition, the VERE Association spoke out to the EU Commission in June in favour of stopping the development towards country-specific labelling and sending regulations that hinder the free movement of goods in the EU’s internal market back to Spain for revision. VERE reported on this matter.
As Spielwarenmesse informs, the European Commission has issued an opinion on the draft Royal Decree: “This extends the standstill process until 7 November. Until then, Spain cannot adopt this piece of legislation. Critics complain that the draft contains a number of measures that are likely to directly or indirectly hinder intra-European trade. Critics in Sweden see this in the same way. In a separate statement, Sweden welcomes Spain’s intention to give a further boost to engaging in the circular economy but emphasises that the draft will make it more difficult to export goods to Spain because companies will need to adapt the packaging of their products to the new, unilateral requirements. Sweden criticises overall that the draft as such is not balanced.”
You can also take part in the free live webinar Packaging Requirements in Germany and Europe on 6 September 2022 starting at 11:00h (CET). Please feel free to forward this link to your foreign partners as well.
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