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European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020

04 May 2021

Amends/Commences: New legislation and also amends:

  • The General Product Safety Regulations 2005

  • The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

  • The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010

  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012

  • Explosives Regulations 2014

  • The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015

  • The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

  • Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016

  • Lifts Regulations 2016

  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

  • Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

  • Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 402/2013 on the common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment and repealing Regulation (EC) No 352/2009

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/425

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/426

Jurisdiction: UK
This Act implements into legislation 'Agreements' that have been agreed between the UK and the EU following the UK's departure from the EU:

  • The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

  • The Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation.

  • The Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information.

The Act is required to implement the Agreements for them to have domestic legal effect and to enable the UK Government to consent to the Agreements. It also enables the implementation of future arrangements and agreements.

There are no direct compliance duties for organisations in this Act.

For more information click here. European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 | The Compliance People