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Policy Consultations

AMDEA works with and on behalf of our members on proposed Government regulations affecting the appliance industry to ensure that they are proportionate and effective and work for business and end users.

Product legislation has typically been set at EU level and then transposed into UK law. Going forward, in the UK, we can expect to see a mix of EU regulation transposed into UK law and specific UK developed regulation that diverges from EU requirements. AMDEA focuses on legislation related to safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and environmental protection. Of these, the laws to protect the environment cover energy consumption, chemical use and end of life arrangements.

Standards cover all aspects of modern-day life, but AMDEA focuses on those supporting European legislative requirements, such as safety, EMC, environment and performance.

AMDEA is also active in discussions on market surveillance policy and enforcement. Each EU Member State is responsible for these in its own territory. AMDEA maintains strong links with the relevant UK Government Departments who have both legal and civil measures at their disposal.

Consultation on proposals regarding smart appliances

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - 6 June 2019

Consultation on proposals regarding smart appliances

Department of Business and Innovation Skills - 8 June 2019

Consultation of Plastic Packaging Tax

HM Treasury - 12 May 2019

Consultation on Household and Business Recycling Collections in England

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - 13 May 2019

Home Electrical Safety Call for Evidence

All Party Parliamentary Group - 23 February 2019

Leaving the EU: implications for U policy makers

Energy and Climate Change Committee - 2 September 2019

UK Position Paper: Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and UK

Department for Exiting the European Union - 5 September 2019

Food waste inquiry

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee - 13 September 2019

Free movement of goods report: review of the balance of competences

Department of Business and Innovation Skills - 17 February 2014

Consultation on proposals for an Environment Bill

Welsh Government - 15 January 2014

Consultation paper on the introduction of restrictions on the landfilling of foodwaste

Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) - 2 December 2013

Draft Consumer Rights Bill

Department of Business and Innovation Skills - 14 September 2013