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Timescale for implementation 
Belgium 26.09.2018

The Belgian Council of Intellectual Property issued an opinion and recommendations on the draft bill in autumn 2017. The Council of State gave its observations in February 2018 and the Labour Council issued its advice on 22 May 2018. The full text of the bill was submitted to the Belgian Parliament on 15 June 2018. The new law was drafted on 30 July 2018 and was published in the Official Gazette of 14 August 2018, entering into effect on 22 August 2018.

Czech Republic 21.05.2018 The transposition of the Directive into national law was delayed by more than 6 months.
Denmark 26.09.2018 The law entered into force on 9 June 2018, i.e. in compliance with the TSD.
Finland 26.09.2018 The new Trade Secret Law implementing the TSD came into force on 15 August 2018.
France 26.09.2018 The TSD implementation deadline was 9 June 2018. The new Act implementing the TSD under French law came into force on 1 August 2018.
Germany 26.09.2018 As the Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets has not yet been adopted. The parliament aims to implement the draft in the first half of 2019.
Hungary  26.09.2018 Implementation completed
Italy 26.09.2018 The new rules set by the Legislative Decree n. 63 of May 11, 2018 came into effect on June 22, 2018 (i.e. 15 days after the publication of the law on the Italian Official Journal).
Netherlands 21.05.2019 Implementation completed
Poland 26.09.2018 The bill implementing the Directive came into force on 4 September 2018.
26.09.2018 The implementing legislation is effective as of 1 January 2018.
Spain 06.02.2019 The publication of the New Law in the Official State Gazette (BOE) will take place in the coming days and it will come into force 20 days after its publication.
26.09.2018 The legislative changes came into force on 1 July 2018.
UK 26.09.2018 The Regulations came into force on 9 June 2018, i.e. in compliance with the Directive implementation deadline.