Subscribe Login
Retail

EU Countries Lodge Concerns About Plain Packaging Proposals

Portugal, Bulgaria and Slovakia have reportedly submitted concerns about the Irish government's proposed plain packaging legislation, which could interfere with the introduction of the measures.

According to the Irish Times, the countries have lodged objections on the basis that the proposals are incompatible with EU rules on free movement of goods.

It is anticipated that more countries could follow suit and also declare their objections to the measures, put forward by former Minister for Health, James Reilly. The Minister's plans were received by the European Commission on June 17th, the report noted.

The Commission said that the precise comments made by the three countries is not available at this stage, because "the case is ongoing", the paper reported.

Stay Connected With Our Weekly Newsletter

Processing your request...

Thanks! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% Off Our Premium Subscription
Enjoy full access to all website and app content, our weekly email news digest, and to Checkout Magazine 12 times a year (including our Top 100 Brands 2022 edition).
LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% Off Our Premium Subscription
LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% Off Our Premium Subscription
Enjoy full access to all website and app content, our weekly email news digest, and to Checkout Magazine 12 times a year (including our Top 100 Brands 2022 edition).
LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% Off Our Premium Subscription