International economics

  • Newsletter "Information of the WTO members" No.59



    EU: amendments to legislation on veterinary medicinal products

    In early April 2015, the European Union released a notification on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on veterinary medicinal products. The document aims to cover all provisions regarding veterinary medicines in one legal act. It also envisages certain changes initiated by the Member States. Proposed date of adoption: end 2016. Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days from publication in the Official Journal of the EU. Final date for comments: July 1, 2015.

    Canada: restrictions on the use of selected additives in tobacco products

    In the second half of March 2015, Canada informed the WTO on the expected introduction of further restrictions on the use of selected additives in cigars. Proposed date of adoption: final publication of the regulations in the Canada Gazette; Part II is expected for second or third quarter of 2015. Proposed date of entry into force: 6 months following publication in Canada Gazette. Final date for comments: 21 May 2015.

    Brazil: changes to the labelling rules as regards tobacco products

    In the first half of March 2015, Brazil released a notification on expected changes of the labeling standards as regards tobacco products packaging, in particular, regarding the health warning. Proposed date of adoption and entry into force: to be determined after the end of the consultation period.

    The issue is only available in Ukrainian 

    Issue:  Issue: No.59 April 2015
    Research spheres:  International economics
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