EU market access requirements By Ivar Foss Ivar Foss Quality Management AS, Norway.
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EU market access requirementsBy Ivar FossIvar Foss Quality Management AS, Norway
EU market access requirements
European lawRules and regulationsEuropean standards for traded productsInternational standardsBuyers purchase requirements Other non-tariff measures..
Two categories of requriements1. EU buyers require compliance with EU and national laws and egulations CBI terminology: Legislation
2. EU buyers possibly request additional requirements, beyond what is required by EU lawCBI terminology: Non-legislationUN ECE terminology: Private Standards
QualityProduct safetySocialEnvironmentalConsumersNGOsGovernmentsMedia Company policy Legislative compliance:- Consumer health and safety - EnvironmentPublic pressure:- Replace dangerous chemicals- Brands: responsibility for the supply chain Report bad circumstances: Social EnvironmentalExpect: Safe products Good circumstances
Supply chain management EU buyerExporterSupplierEU consumerConsumersGovernments
CBI classification of market access requirements Exporters need to take into account for successful export to the EU:
Consumerhealth & safetySocial responsibilityProduct qualityThe environmentProducts, processes and conformity assessmentMarket access requirements
Marieke - Waarom Quality en OHS niet? (zie animatie) alleen social Consumer health and safety en environment worden groen.
Moeten we ervan maken "what are we talking about today?"
Quality issues Textile labellingFootwear labellingQuality standards fruitCertification
Consumer health and safety
product labelsrequirements on dangerous substances beyond legislationmanagement systems
use of raw materials and natural resourcesuse of chemicalswaste managementmanagement system, eco label, organic label
Social issueslabour conditions & ILO Conventionsmanagement systemsproduct labelscodes of conduct
Communication tool: Business to business or consumer oriented
Mainly niche markets
Compliance is monitored by a competent body
A fee is paid to carry the label
Growing number of requirementsEU legislation
Private sector involvementBusiness ethicsSocial responsibilityCorporate imageStakeholders demandMedia coverageConsumer awareness
More stringent requirements why?Life-cycle approach (design - waste disposal)Traceability through the entire product chainZero-tolerance for risks and recallsAccumulating scientific evidence Better testing equipmentMore procedures (compliance, testing, certification)Certification only by accredited bodiesPrivate sector fills gaps of legislationProcess requirements included
Increased attention to product safetyNutricia baby foodGrowth hormones meatBSEFoot and Mouth diseaseBirds flueDioxin in chicken, animal feedSalmonella in chickenShigella bacteria in shrimpsGlycol in Austrian wineContaminated Nile perch
Damage to your image
Market access denied: No market
EU non-legislation in CBI databaseDatabase:Relevant buyer requirementsLabelsCodes of ConductManagement systemsMarket impactLinks to other websites for more information
EU companies are often prepared to work together with suppliers to reach the desired level
CBI database for market information
Through the main menu of the CBI homepage www.cbi.eu :
or directly through:www.cbi.eu/marketinfo
Scope of the databaseMarket access requirementsMarket surveysMarketing guidelines and manuals
37 sectorsEU and 27 Member States + Norway
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