Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 06 August 2017

In this week's edition:

ASA ruling reversed: Following application of its independent review process a ruling made by the Advertising Standards Authority on the claim "No veneer in 'ere" by Oak Furniture Land has been overturned and now reported as ‘not upheld’. View >

Primary authority extension confirmed for 1st October: Government response to a BEIS regulatory delivery consultation on unlocking the potential of primary authority has confirmed that the proposed changes will go ahead on the 1st October. The changes include extending the definition of enforcement actions which can be blocked by a PA, designating, BEIS, CMA, FSA, HSE and the Gambling Commission as Supporting regulator and simplifying administration for coordinated partnerships and basing coverage on local authority competence rather than categories of legislation. View >

Market surveillance authorities given notice: The EU Commission has published detailed note of guidance for member states with regard to securing the safety of products sold online. In particular the guidance deals with the legal position of ‘fulfilment houses’ under EU product safety legislation. View >

Brexit Developments

IOD Report on Transition options: The Institute of Directors has published a detailed report analysing the various potential options for a Brexit transition period. View >

Scottish Government call for protection of whisky: In response to last week’s meetings by the Sectretary of State for International Trade in the US, the Scottish Government has called for protection for the term whisky on Brexit. View >

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Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.