2 Mar 2021
Here is the snapshot of most important developments that we can expect in 2021, by European Union.
EU Batteries Regulation
A proposal for EU batteries laws were published on Dec 2020. This proposal will fully replace replacing the existing directive and mends all aspects of battery design, performance and end of life. It introduces over time innovative new supply chain diligence, labelling, carbon footprint and other new measures.
Its due to take effect from 1 January 2022.
New EU Regulation on Mobile phones and tablets
Commission intent to introduce two new EU-wide regulations – an implementing measure under the Ecodesign Directive, and a delegated act under the Energy Labelling Regulation. This mainly targets on what commission identifies as unnecessary waste and alleged planned obsolescence.
A public consultation to analyze waste management is planned for Q2 of 2021.
EU Machinery directive
A draft for replacing machinery directive with the EU new Machinery regulation is expected to be published in Q1 2021.
RoHS directive evaluation
A Commission report is expected on Q2 2021
REACH SVHC updation
Second set of REACH SVHC candidate updated list is expected on Q3 2021.
E-PRTR (EU Industrial Emissions Directive and European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register)
E-PRTR is to be revised – Expecting a draft text of proposed revisions in Q4 2021.
EU Shipment of Waste Regulation
EU Shipment of waste regulation is about to revised. Its Q2 2021 plans are –
Action on methane emissions in the energy sector
Health and Safety at Work EU Strategic Framework 2021-2027
The new framework aims in maintaining and improving health and safety standards, in the range of new challenges being faced by workplaces, like new ways of working, technological development and digitalisation and COVID-19.
EU Regulations on Organic production and labelling its products
The EU has strict monitoring on the of products that are certified and labelled as “organic” in 2021. The upcoming organic legislation is expected to be effective from 1 January 2022, postponed for a year as per EU Commission’s proposal. The new regulation is designed to ensure fair competition for farmers while maintaining consumer trust and preventing fraud.
Medical Devices Regulation
The Medical Devices Regulation will create a stronger, transparent, and sustainable regulatory framework, that improves clinical safety and creates fair market access for manufacturers and healthcare professionals. Following the transition period, on 26 May 2021, the Medical Device Regulation will effective completely.
The corresponding date for application of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR, Regulation (EU) 2017/746) still remains in May 2022.
Companies involved in manufacturing and supply of products in various industries, need to look out for many more such updates and easily sail through without complications. Talk to one of our global compliance to learn more about how you can stay compliant with upcoming regulations and amendments in 2021.