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EU New Legislative Framework

Author : Richard Lawson

17 November 2009

Richard Lawson, who is the Head of Technical Regulation at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills will give a talk on the development of the European Legal Framework for market surveillance and the work on the coordination of UK Market Surveillance policy in response.

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The talk will also look ahead to the anticipated future harmonization of the obligations of Economic Operators as envisaged by the EU Decision on a common framework for the marketing of goods.

Lawson is a career administrative civil servant with a law degree from Oxford. He is responsible for coordinating UK Government policy on the EU New Legislative Framework. This includes its interests in the New Approach CE Marking Directives, with a particular interest in policy on Market Surveillance. In the past, he worked on financial administration & internal audit, energy policy and on nuclear safety policy -- including the coordination of technical assistance to Eastern Europe following the collapse of Communism.

This is a paper being presented at the HazardEx 2010 conference

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