December 2020

The following In-depth Guides have been reviewed and updated where necessary. The countries to which these updates apply are shown in brackets.

Please note: all 'from 1 January 2021' guides have now been combined with the normal versions and deleted; see 'Leaving the EU: the law from January 2021' for more information.

Alternative dispute resolution - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Alcohol (E,W)
Business scams (ALL)
Consumer contracts: distance sales - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Cosmetic products - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Disposal of surplus food (E)
Electrical equipment - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Electrically assisted pedal cycles - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Energy rating information - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Fireworks - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Food labelled in a foreign language - from 1 January 2021 (E,W)
Foot-and-mouth disease (ALL)
Foot-and-mouth disease - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
General product safety: distributors - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
General product safety: producers - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Hallmarking (ALL)
Hallmarking - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Home slaughter for private consumption (S)
Home slaughter of cattle (S)
Home slaughter of sheep (S)
Horse passports (E,W)
Horse passports - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Imported feed and food controls - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Intellectual property - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Internet auction sites and marketplaces - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Keeping veterinary medicine records (ALL)
Labelling of beef (E,W)
Labelling of beef - from 1 January 2021 (E,W)
Labelling of honey - from 1 January 2021 (E,W)
Labelling of footwear (ALL)
Labelling of prepacked foods: general - from 1 January 2021 (E,W)
Labelling of poultry and other meats (E,W)
Labelling of poultry and other meats - from 1 January 2021 (E,W)
Labelling of textiles - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Manufacturing your own pet foods (ALL)
Manufacturing your own pet foods - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Mini motos, off-road vehicles, etc - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Novelty, decorative and ornamental giftware - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Packaged goods: average quantity - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Package travel and holidays - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Product safety: due diligence - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Sunbeds (ALL)
Tobacco etc: packaging, labelling, advertising and tracking - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Toys - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)
Unfair contract terms (ALL)
Weighing equipment for legal use - from 1 January 2021 (ALL)