Developed Markets- Highlight
21 Sept 2017
For exhibitors at this year's Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, one of the UK's leading events in the gift and premiums sector, it was business as usual on the homefront, although many were clearly rethinking their overseas-sales strategy.
European Parliament Publishes Study on Trade Scenarios in a Post-Brexit Europe: Significant Impact on Traders Inevitable
On 9 August 2017, the European Parliament published a Study on the Legal Implications of Brexit. The study covers key trade aspects such as the EU’s customs union, the internal market for goods and services, consumer protection law and public procurement. The Study offers an analysis of four different Brexit scenarios. Each of these will have an impact on Hong Kong exporters to the UK, and those who import into the EU via the UK.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission had adopted a determination that four types of plastics with specified additives do not contain certain phthalates whose use in children’s toys and child care articles is currently prohibited.