EU market, law against deforestation comes into force

On 29 June, the EU regulation on zero deforestation supply chains came into force. With the new rules, companies exporting or placing on the EU market palm oil, cattle, soya, coffee, cocoa, wood and rubber or products derived from it such as beef, furniture or chocolate shall demonstrate that such [...]

Reform of PNRR: the new Industrial Property Code has been approved

The new Industrial Property Code is now law. The Chamber of Deputies finally approved the draft law amending the Industrial Property Code , a reform that is part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, under the competence of the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy. The measure provides [...]
Coltivazioni agricole

Agriculture, EU launches 330 million euros aid package

The European Commission has adopted an exceptional support package of 330 million euros to support agricultural businesses. Farmers in Italy , Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, and Sweden will have access to [...]
Idee impresa

SMEs: 32 million for Patents+, Designs+ and Trademarks+

The Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy reopens Patents+, Designs+ and Trademarks+ , with a budget of 32 million euros, as provided by the Strategic Lines of action on industrial property for the three-year period, 2021-2023. Grants for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) break down as follows: 20 million [...]

Tourism, attendance in Northwest Sardinia hotels declines in June

The tourist season got off with a slow start in Northwest Sardinia. According to an analysis of Federalberghi-Confcommercio province of Sassari, in June there was a decrease of more than 6% of the room occupancy rate, going from 68.89% in June 2022 to 62.23% in June 2023. The analysis is [...]
Commissione europea

Product safety, new European regulation will soon come into force

The new EU regulation on general product safety came into force today, 12 June 2023. The new rules aim to address the major social changes that have affected consumer product safety over the past 20 years, such as increasing digitisation, new technological developments, and globalised supply chains. This updated framework [...]