Posts Tagged Innovation and Skills
‘Extraterritorial’ application of EU cosmetics Regulation’s ban on animal testing. High Court refers to the ECJ.
Update 17 March 2016 Bobek AG Opined today.
The EU’s cosmetics Regulation prohibits the placing on the market of products tested on laboratory animals. Application of the (criminally enforced) UK implementing regulations, raised questions on the precise scope of the Regulation’s provisions which are aimed at preventing the simple circumvention of the Regulation via production abroad. (Rosalind English has excellent review here). The case at issue concerns the question whether products may incorporate ingredients tested outside the EU, where this testing has been carried out with a view to meeting the product regulation requirements of third States. It is known at the CJEU as Case C-592/14.
The room for circumvention of the EU regime is obvious. The limits to the EU’s territorial reach likewise. International trade law is not at issue in the case however it is clear that the eventual ECJ ruling will feed into WTO et al discussions on so-called ‘non-product incorporated production processes and -methods’.
Similar discussions were at issue in Zuchtvieh-Export, Case C-424/13, on the application of EU rules with respect to animal welfare to transport taking place outside of the EU.
Animal cruelty, Animal testing, Animal Welfare, Animals, Attorney General, C-592/14, Case C-424/13., CJEU, Cosmetics, Domestic regulatory autonomy, EU, EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR COSMETIC INGREDIENTS, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients v Secretary of State for Business, extraterritorial, Extraterritoriality, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:342:0059:0209:en:PDF, http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4222.html, Innovation and Skills, non-product-related production processes and -methods, nPr-PPMs, production processes and -methods, Regulation 1223/2009, Zuchtvieh-Export., Zuchtvieh-Transport,  EWHC 4222
- Applicable law and arbitration. Sulamerica extensively discussed in Kabab-Ji SAL v Kout Food Group. 17/02/2020
- NN v Barrick Tz Limited (Acacia) in the English courts. Another CSR /jurisdictional marker with likely role for Articles 33-34 Brussels Ia. 14/02/2020
- Hutchinson v MAPFRE and Ice Mountain (Obeach) Ibiza. Spotlight on the consumer and insurance title of Brussels Ia. 12/02/2020
- A quick (jurisdictional) note on the Cobalt supply chain litigation. 11/02/2020
- High Court confirms refusal to sue Google in the UK for its (alleged) assistance to hotlinkers: Wheat v Alphabet /Google Inc and Monaco Telecom. 10/02/2020
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