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Brussels threatens charity shops and car boot sales

October 4th, 2000

Daily Mail, page 23, 4 October 2000
Charity shops, jumble sales and car boot sales are threatened by EU plans for a crackdown on product safety, Tories claimed last night. A proposed Brussels directive requiring retailers to provide for the full ‘traceability’ of the goods they sell may leave traders liable under community law when potentially dangerous products change hands, they warned.

There is no such threat to car boot sales, charity shops or jumble sales. The legislation concerned, the General Product Safety Directive, has been in force since 1992 and has not affected the areas mentioned. Nor will modifications now being made to the legislation

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