The international newsletter for electrical and electronic equipment compliance The European Commission’s “Guide for the EMC Directive” was referenced in May 2018, Issue 158 of this newsletter and, for this issue, Alex Martin of RINA has very kindly prepared a detailed discussion of the advice provided in the Guide, looking at “inherently benign equipment”, “custom built evaluation kits” and “components/sub-assemblies” as well as clarifying the use of harmonised standards. His article can be read in the EMC section. View the full newsletter
The IABM Brexit Survey aims at assessing the impact of the Brexit vote on the broadcast and media industry to provide IABM members useful insights on the future of the sector following the referendum outcome.
Brexit is an abbreviation of “British exit” from the European Union (EU). On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK decided to leave the EU with the Leave side winning by 52% to 48%.
This survey aims at assessing the impact of Brexit on the global broadcast and media technology industry with a particular focus on the views from the UK and continental Europe.
Global Business Environment This article is taken from the December 2017 IABM Business Intelligence Digest Overview The majority of the global economy is experiencing growth. IMF projections of world output growth in 2017 have increased from 3.5% forecast in April to 3.6% as of October. The IMF forecasts 2.2% growth in advanced economies in 2017, an increase from 2% in April. Similarly, for developing and emerging economies, the IMF forecast increased from 6.6% to 6.8% for 2017. This positive outlook is spurred by increased consumer spending and business investments as confidence increases, however growth in some developed nations remains weak in the medium-term due to low inflation and slow wage growth. Commodity prices, especially oil, have made little progress in gaining momentum globally, impacting oil-exporting nations. The IMF has warned nations not to get complacent with recent growth figures, as policy uncertainty and political tensions could threaten progress in certain regions making sustainability difficult. Chart 1 shows that oil prices have declined since 2014 and have not been able to recover to their previous level, staying around the $50 mark. Analysts have forecast that oil prices will remain around the US $50/ US $60 mark with only modest increases in...
At present, both UK and EU competition laws apply in the UK. However, this is set to change when Brexit takes effect on 29 March 2019.
Jeremy Morton, solicitor and partner, Harbottle & Lewis LLP, will explain what is likely to happen to the UK’s laws after Brexit, and what this means for technology businesses.
The opinion of the CBI, informed by consultations with its members over the past 18 months, is that developing a future close relationship between UK and EU regulatory regimes is essential to make Brexit a success. It concludes that it is important that the UK is “…involved in the policy-making, monitoring and enforcement of rules that affect it. EU bodies provide a crucial venue for this to take place, as well as a way of UK industry to learn from best practice across borders.”
I met with colleagues from the Electrotechnical Regulatory Group (ERG), Ian Blackman (CTO IIOM) and Dr Paul Goodman (RINA) at the offices of the IET at Savoy Place in London. The purpose was to meet up with Simon Johnson of DEFRA’s EU Exit team to discuss the progress on chemicals regulation after the UK leaves the EU, which we could then report back to the ERG meeting the following week.
The cost of a hard Brexit on the remaining 27 EU countries is estimated to be €112bn (£99.5bn) in 2020, while the UK is expected to pay £125bn
IABM Journal 99 Published Q2 2016 Journal is the IABM Magazine released every quarter that covers hot topics within the industry. It is distributed at major shows, posted to IABM members and posted online for all members to view. Contents: IP fast lane or slow lane? Will BREXIT be a bumpy ride? IABM at IBC 2016 Amsterdam China’s new five year plan
At present, both UK and EU competition laws apply in the UK. However, this is set to change when Brexit takes effect on 29 March 2019. Assuming – as seems most likely – that the UK leaves common market entirely, this article considers how Brexit will affect competition law enforcement in the UK and the implications for UK businesses. [bctt tweet="Assuming – as seems most likely – that the UK leaves common market entirely, this article considers how Brexit will affect competition law enforcement in the UK and the implications for UK businesses - Competition law in post-Brexit Britain"] Merger control Post-Brexit, the EU Merger Regulation – with its “one-stop-shop” system of merger review – will no longer apply in the UK. As a result, large-scale mergers that previously only had to be notified to the European Commission will probably also have to be notified to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This will almost certainly increase the caseload – and the complexity of the cases – being dealt with by the CMA. It could also increase the transaction costs for merging businesses. That said, the many similarities between the EU and UK merger review processes suggest that the...