Printing Inks Ordinance draft now in Brussels’ notification procedure

21 Jul 2016 − 

The German Printing Inks Ordinance, which has been debated and tweaked for years, was notified to the European Commission at the beginning of July.

Although media reports say federal food and agriculture minister Christian Schmidt had announced that he would put the draft ordinance through the formal notification procedure in Brussels within four weeks, the step has seemingly caught stakeholder circles by surprise.

As envisaged in one of the earlier versions of the draft, the final draft foresees three more years for transition, taking the total transition period to four years for inks that are used to print food-related articles but which are not meant for direct food contact although such contact could be anticipated. Articles that fall into this category include napkins or tray mats and doilies.


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