Directive 2014/78/EU - plant imports
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Directive 2014/78/EU on plant imports came into force on 30 September 2014
30 September 2014
Wildlife - EU
Directive 2014/78/EU adds further harmful organisms to the list of those requiring protective measures against their introduction to member states and their spread within them. The various lists amended may ban the introduction and spread of certain organisms, prohibit the import or certain plants, plant products and other objects or impose inspection and approval requirements for their import.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
Over two million hectares of Brazilian rainforest could be legally converted to supply the UK with soy under a new anti-deforestation law proposed by the government, the WWF has found.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
In R. (on the application of Hudson) v Windsor and Maidenhead RBC, the appellant appealed against a decision to uphold the local authority’s grant of planning permission for the construction of a holiday village at the Legoland Windsor Resort.