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Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

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These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Internal market > Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

The European pharmaceutical industry has an important role to play in ensuring that the people of Europe enjoy a good standard of health. The European Union strives, therefore, to guarantee broad access to medicinal products, to provide the public with high quality information, and to ensure that the medicinal products manufactured are safe and effective. The single market for pharmaceutical products makes it possible to achieve these aims by increasing the competitiveness of the industry through promoting research and innovation for the benefit of the public.
The European cosmetic industry is an important employer. 150 000 people work in the industry itself, and the sale, distribution and transport of cosmetics indirectly creates a further 350 000 jobs. With a production value of more than €35 billion, this innovative industry is a world leader in the field. The European Union aims to ensure free movement of cosmetic products in the internal market and to guarantee that the products are safe.

Single Market and the pharmaceutical industry

  • A renewed vision for the pharmaceutical sector
  • Parallel imports of proprietary medicinal products
  • A call for action to strengthen the European-based pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of the patient
  • IMI Joint Undertaking

Common provisions for medicines for human and veterinary use

  • Authorisation and supervision of medicinal products – European Medicines Agency
  • Good laboratory practice: tests on chemical substances
  • Good laboratory practice: inspection and verification of laboratory studies on all chemicals
  • Colouring matters for medicinal products (recast)
  • Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
  • Protection of laboratory animals
  • European Pharmacopoeia

Medicinal products for human consumption

  • Community code relating to medicinal products for human use
  • Good manufacturing practice in respect of medicinal products for human use and investigational medicinal products for human use
  • Advanced therapy medicinal products
  • Medicinal products for paediatric use
  • Price of medicinal products for human use: pricing and health insurance
  • Good clinical practice
  • Orphan medicinal products
  • Pharmaceutical Committee

Medicinal products for veterinary use

  • Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products
  • Good manufacturing practice for veterinary medicinal products
  • Residues of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin
  • Preparation and marketing of medicated foodstuffs for animals

Cosmetic products

  • Cosmetic products (from 2013)
  • Cosmetic products (until 2013)

Patents and invention protection

  • Community patent
  • Legal protection of biotechnological inventions
  • Patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering: implementation report (2002)
  • Agreement on intellectual property rights relating to trade and pharmaceutical patents

Multilateral trade

  • Essential medicines for developing countries (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria)
  • Compulsory licensing system for the production and export of generic medicinal products to developing countries
  • Duty free treatment

Motor vehicles

Motor vehicles

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Motor vehicles

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These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Internal market > Single Market for Goods > Motor vehicles

Motor vehicles

The car industry accounts for 3% of European GDP and 7% of employment in the manufacturing sector, and is emerging as a key sector in the European economy. The European car industry must be strong in its resolve to meet the challenges of preserving and improving the sector’s global competitiveness while achieving further progress in terms of safety and environmental performance and guaranteeing acceptable prices for consumers.

 

  • Technical harmonisation for motor vehicles
  • Technical implications of road safety
  • Interactions between the automobile industry and specific policies

Construction

Construction

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Construction

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These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Internal market > Single Market for Goods > Construction

Construction

Construction is one of the most important productive sectors in the European Union and one of the main driving forces of economic development. This sector, which covers both buildings and civil engineering works (such as roads, bridges, railways, etc.), is at the top of the list of industrial sectors in terms of employment, creating jobs both directly and indirectly.
The European Union has embarked on the harmonisation of European standards concerning construction products, on the one hand, and placed the emphasis on the environmental aspects linked to the sector, on the other.

Construction products

  • Construction products

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Energy performance of buildings

THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION MACHINES

  • Noise emission by equipment used outdoors
  • Fire safety in existing hotels

BUILDING EQUIPMENT

  • Lifts
  • Hot-water boilers
  • Appliances burning gaseous fuels
  • Ecodesign requirements for fluorescent lamps, for high intensity discharge lamps, and for their ballasts
  • Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WORKERS

  • Protection of workers exposed to asbestos
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Temporary and mobile work sites
  • Exposure to mechanical vibration
  • Exposure to noise
  • Exposure to electromagnetic fields
  • Exposure to artificial optical radiation

Chemical products

Chemical products

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Chemical products

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These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Internal market > Single Market for Goods > Chemical products

Chemical products

The action undertaken by the European Community in the field of chemical products is part of an ongoing process launched a long time ago. The first Directive, which is concerned with the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances, dates back to 1967. The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restrictions of Chemicals) Regulation, adopted at the end of 2006, establishes an enhanced framework which aims to guarantee the free movement of chemical products and the protection of human health and the environment.

DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS

  • Regulatory framework for the management of chemicals (REACH), European Chemicals Agency
  • Classification, packaging and labeling of chemicals and their mixtures
  • Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
  • Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
  • International trade in hazardous chemicals
  • The Rotterdam Convention on the international trade in hazardous chemicals
  • Detergents
  • Community strategy for endocrine disrupters
  • Community strategy concerning mercury
  • Export and storage of mercury

PESTICIDES

  • Biocides
  • Biocides (until 1 September 2013)
  • Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides

FERTILISERS

  • Fertilisers

CONTROL OF THE RISKS

  • Major accidents involving dangerous substances
  • The fight against bioterrorism (communication)
  • Good laboratory practice: tests on chemical substances
  • Good laboratory practice: inspection and verification of laboratory studies on all chemicals
  • Exposure to chemical agents

MANAGEMENT OF POLLUTANTS AND WASTE

  • Geneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
  • Controlled management of hazardous waste (until the end of 2010)
  • Basel Convention
  • Community strategy for dioxins, furans and PCBs
  • Disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs)