Norwegian Proposal to prohibit products containing specific substances

Published: 27 August 2007

Policies & Issues: Environment

Letter to DG Enterprise and Industry

On 31 May 2007, the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority notified the European Commission and the EFTA surveillance authority of its proposal to prohibit to produce, import, export or sell consumer products containing specific substances at or above specified concentrations in the homogeneous component parts of consumer products . On 8 June 2007, Norway notified the WTO of the same proposal.

Orgalime wishes to express its deep concern regarding the above mentioned-notifications. If finally adopted, this new chapter to the Norwegian Product Regulation would result in unjustifiably interrupting the commercialisation and production on the Norwegian market of a wide variety of products produced by engineering companies, thereby adversely affecting the free movement of goods and proper functioning of the European Economic Area (EEA).

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