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    14/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Navigating green claims without greenwashing

    Online second-hand retail is on the rise, with increasingly eco-conscious consumers considering how they can shop more sustainably to reduce their fashion footprint. The Ethical Consumer and The Co-operative Bank’s 2023 Ethical Markets report recorded a 15% increase in people buying second-hand clothes for environmental reasons. Accordingly, “green” and “sustainable” claims have fast become a hot topic for companies looking to demonstrate their green credentials. As we noted in our previous article here, however, these same claims have also attracted the attention...
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    14/06/2024
    Europe

    EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese decor paper imports

    On 14 June 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of decor paper originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future imports.The product under investigation for alleged dumping is decor paper with the following characteristics:weighing 30-150 g/m2; having an ash content between 5 % and 50 %;having a Klemm absorbency of at least 12 millimetres per 10 minutes or a resin pick-up of 20 % to 200 %;having a wet tensile strength of 6 to 12 Newton (N) per 15 millimetres;having a Gurley porosity of...
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    14/06/2024
    Czech Republic

    Amendment to the Employment Act: Reducing the administrative complexity of employing foreigners and posting workers to the Czech Republic from 1 July 2024

    CZ
    The Employment Act will be amended with effect from 1 July 2024. The changes to the act mainly affect the rules governing the entry of foreigners, who are citizens of third countries, into the Czech labour market, as well as the posting of workers from other EU member states to the Czech Republic in the framework of the cross-border provisions of services. The main objective of the changes is to simplify the administrative requirements imposed on employers. However, some of the changes will also impact the (potential) employees themselves. The amendment also modifies the rules concerning the vacancy...
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    14/06/2024
    Czech Republic

    New Czech Labour Code Amendment: Changes to Collective Bargaining

    CZ
    From 1 July 2024, a new amendment to the Czech Labour Code amendment will come into force, which will, among other things, introduce new rules for collective bargaining for employers with more than one active trade union.Currently, if more than one trade union is operating at an employer, each trade union must be in agreement in the collective bargaining process. Each trade union can object and refuse to conclude a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), thus effectively blocking the collective bargaining. Employers can use this rule to their advantage and ask the most loyal employees (just three...
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    14/06/2024
    Luxembourg

    Implementation of EU acts on digital operational resilience (DORA) into Luxembourg law: new requirements upon entities of the financial sector

    On 13 June 2024, bill of law 8291 on digital operational resilience (“DORA”) (the “Law”) was voted by the Parliament.The Law aims at (i) applying the rules set out in Regulation (EU) 2022/2554 on DORA for the financial sector (the “Regulation”) and (ii) implementing Directive (EU) 2022/2256 amending several EU directives as regards DORA for the financial sector (the “Directive”).The Law punctually amends several Luxembourg laws, such as the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector, as amended (the “LFS”), the law of 10 November 2009...
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    13/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - The Resale Revolution: key legal watch-outs for the rise of recommerce

    Pre-loved, circular, second-hand: however you describe it, the resale industry has experienced huge growth in recent years, with opportunities for businesses and consumers alike. Particular growth has been witnessed for the fashion industry, with the global second-hand fashion market expected to grow three times faster on average than the global apparel market overall, and sales forecast to reach $350bn by 2027 (ThredUp, Resale Report 2023). Reselling is, of course, not a new concept, but the proliferation of second-hand sales online has pushed it closer towards the mainstream.At CMS, our lawyers...
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