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  1. Legal news
    30 March 2021
    UK product safety regime set for an upgrade
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-product-safety-regime-set-for-an-upgrade

    With only a few months since the end of the Brexit transition period, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (“OPSS”), the UK government’s product safety body, has set in motion a consultative process aimed at ...

  2. Legal news
    08 January 2021
    Brexit: Product Compliance and Liability implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/brexit-product-compliance-and-liability-implications

    Whilst the UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020, the transition period provided for by the Withdrawal Agreement, during which time EU law continued to apply in the UK, only ended on 31st December 2020. EU law ceased ...

  3. Legal news
    25 February 2019
    The new UKCA mark to mirror the CE marking in a no-deal Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-new-ukca-mark-to-mirror-the-ce-marking-in-a-no-deal-brexit

    The UK government has published details of the new UK product marking to mirror the CE mark for certain products to be placed on the market in the UK in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit on 29 March 2019.

  4. Legal news
    29 October 2018
    Above and beyond: Key online retailers voluntarily commit to a 'Product Safety Pledge'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/above-and-beyond-key-online-retailers-voluntarily-commit-to-a-product-safety-pledge

    The rapid growth of online marketplaces over the last two decades has increased the pressure on distributors of products to take greater responsibility for ensuring consumer safety.

  5. Legal news
    09 October 2018
    Brexit & Product Compliance – "No Deal" Scenario
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/brexit-and-product-compliance-no-deal-scenario

    In September 2018, the UK government published a series of notices explaining how product compliance regulations would apply if a deal is not struck between the UK and the EU on the terms of Brexit – a "no deal" ...

  6. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Introduction of e-warranty cards and new product warranty terms in Hungary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/introduction-of-e-warranty-cards-and-new-product-warranty-terms-in-hungary

    As of 1 January 2021 new rules are entering into force affecting the statutory warranty rule for durable consumer goods. This is not an entirely new piece of law, but amendments to the standing Government Decree No ...

  7. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Digital technologies in healthcare: the liability challenges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/digital-technologies-in-healthcare-the-liability-challenges

    Digital technologies are increasingly transforming the way in which products are being made and services are being delivered.

  8. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Force majeure, and beyond: Other contractual and related issues on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/force-majeure-and-beyond-other-contractual-and-related-issues-on-covid-19

    Much of the recent commentary has focused on whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event which would entitle one party to suspend performance or cancel an existing contract but in this briefing we take a holistic approach ...

  9. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A new EU Directive signals the start of collective actions on behalf of the EU consumer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-new-eu-directive-signals-the-start-of-collective-actions-on-behalf-of-the-eu-consumer

    The EU has just passed a new Directive which aims to harmonise collective redress mechanisms for consumers across all Member States. This is a watershed moment for European class actions. We examine how the Directive ...