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EACC New York & U.S. Commercial Service Announce Fall 2017 Selling into Europe Webinars

The EACC New York chapter, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service — the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, has announced two Autumn webinars focused on doing business in the European Union. Please find event information below.

WEBINAR: Selling Food into the European Union: What U.S. Companies Need to Know

Thu. November 09, 2017 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EU Food Law - system of European and national law

  • What are European Directives, Regulations, Decisions?
  • Implementation in EU Member States
  • Food Law: Most relevant legislative acts
Requirements to be met for placing food onto the European market
  • Labeling
  • Hygiene and transport
  • Composition and ingredients incl. additives, flavours etc.
  • Specific food categories: Wholefood, novel food, healthy, fresh, natural labeling etc
  • Who is responsible?
Consequences of non-compliance
  • Sales ban
  • Measures ordered by market surveillance authorities
  • Fines
Rapid Alert System (RASSF)
  • When is a recall necessary?
  • Notification obligation?
Agreements and contracts – Impact of European Food law
  • Contract law in Europe (differences between harmonized and non-harmonized issues, interaction of European and national law)
  • Sales Agreements
  • Distribution/Purchase Agreements – possible measures to ensure product compliance
  • Licenses
  • Private Label Agreements
Other legal aspects of placing food onto the European market
  • Trade mark and competition law
  • Customs law
  • Product liability
The logistical aspects of selling food into Europe:
  • From point A to point Z: a step by step transatlantic journey of products from the United States to Europe
    • Processes: what you need to know to efficiently and effectively sell food into Europe
    • Freight
    • Transport
    • Handling and Storage
    • Documentation
  • Types of Storage: Advantages and Disadvantages:
    • Bonded Warehouse
    • VAT Warehouse
    • Direct delivery
  • Jennifer Lappin, Agricultural Attaché, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, U.S. Mission to the European Union
  • Katie Vickery, Partner, Osborne Clarke
  • Ben Van Wolput, Managing Director Antwerp Colds Stores and Director Customer Service & Operations, foodcareplus NV
  • Michael SAS, Director, North America, foodcareplus, Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Webinar Program
1:00 - 1:30 PM - Q & A

EACCNY Member: $50
EACCNY Non-member: $50
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WEBINAR: What US Companies Need to Know about Selling Medical Devices into the EU: Key differences between the EU & US Regulatory & Legal Environment

Thu. December 14, 2017 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join the European American Chamber of Commerce and the United States Department of Commerce's Commercial Services division for an expert presentation on the essentials for US companies to know about selling medical devices in the European Union. This program will cover:
  • Changing regulatory framework: from EC Directives to the new Regulation;
  • Classification of medical devices and borderline cases, software and apps;
  • Main requirements for the marketing of medical devices in EU: the CE marking;
  • Role of the notified bodies;
  • Clinical evaluation and clinical investigations;
  • Conditions for the advertising of medical devices and distance sales.

Elisa Stefanini, Partner, Portolano Cavallo

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