The European Union is the source of 70-80% of the legislation governing everyday life and business practices of European businesses. EPTDA’s member companies are vulnerable to change in many policy areas, such as the environment, energy, trade and consumer protection, which can influence the industry’s competitiveness and profitability.
With the aim of informing its members about such potential effects, EPTDA launched its EU Legislation Monitoring report series back in 2007. Primarily focusing on topics like the metric directive, energy-saving, waste management, work health & safety, chemical use and pollution, EPTDA has gained tremendous expertise and insight into legal developments at EU level. The association has published almost 60 EU Legislation Monitoring reports till date.
Today, the association is further sharpening its focus on pressing issues in European legislation affecting Distributors and Manufacturers. These include e-commerce, counterfeiting, the Late Payments Directive, the Small Business Act, distribution law in the EU, advertising and employment.