Amendments to Dangerous Goods Regulations have been Rejected *UPDATE

October 31, 2013

  • Importantly, an amendment that sought to include online sales platforms as economic operators that have among others, the obligation to ensure goods comply with standards and regulations before they are made available on the market, was rejected (this would have also included an obligation to recall non-compliant products from the market, and destroy them).


  • Furthermore, all eight amendments that sought to introduce a duty of care for economic operators were also rejected.


  • The amendments that sought to include Intellectual Property protection as objectives of the Regulation were rejected. However, amendments that included fake products as potentially dangerous (in for example border controls) were adopted.