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News

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EUTR Update
6th November, 2020
Businesses will need to show imports from the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) have been legally harvested

REACH Regulations 2020 Statutory Instrument (SI) laid before Parliament
22nd October, 2020
Likely to come into force at the end of the Transition Period

Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
13th October, 2020
Amendments to environmental laws

Brexit information from ECHA
13th October, 2020
Guidance in the event of a 'no deal'

Movement of Goods - new customs rules
24th September, 2020
Important information if you trade with the EU

Internal Market Bill update
14th September, 2020
Insights for members on the bill

Brexit support
7th September, 2020
Guidance on goods regulations and chemicals; imports and customs

Latest performance of the furniture industry for 2019
22nd June, 2020
Decline in exports subdues overall positive growth performance by manufacturers

UK Global Tariff and Anti-Dumping Measures
3rd June, 2020
New UK Global Tariff search available

‘Statistics Digest’ reveals £17.5 billion consumer spend on furniture and furnishings
30th January, 2020
Latest data shows that furniture and furnishings sales continued to rise into 2019

EU Exit – Update for exporters
2nd May, 2019
Guidance explaining changes for exporters in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal

‘The General Product Safety Directive, a guide to legislation and its application in the furniture industry’
29th March, 2019
Adherence to the Directive is key in order to avoid consequences.

Furniture Industry Research Association summarise third quarter activity
1st October, 2018
The Furniture Industry Research Association have shared highlights from the third quarter of 2018.

Knowledge Hub

3 results

REACH - Guide to the Regulations
Understanding REACH and the restricted and banned substances in the furniture industry

Pages

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Club Green
Health, safety and environmental legislation service for the furniture industry

Archived Entries
Archived Entries

News

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Furniture Industry Research Association publish Brexit guidance
28th June, 2019 - Archived 31st January, 2020
‘Brexit – the importance of planning ahead’

ENDS Report - The environment after BREXIT
21st April, 2017 - Archived 21st October, 2017
​FIRA joined over 60 other delegates in attending a workshop event organised by the ENDS Report.

Brexit events and webinars
4th October, 2019 - Archived 31st December, 2019
The Government hosting events and webinars to help with Brexit

​UK REACH alignment after BREXIT
18th April, 2017 - Archived 18th December, 2018
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

Importing and exporting preparations in the event of a no-deal Brexit
16th April, 2019 - Archived 16th October, 2019
Webinar summary - importing and exporting preparations to take in the event of no-deal Brexit.

BREXIT - placing goods on the UK and the EU market in no-deal scenario
20th March, 2019 - Archived 20th September, 2019
Government guidance documents on placing goods in a no-deal scenario

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 31st January 2019
5th February, 2019 - Archived 28th August, 2020
The forum is likely to be hosted on a weekly basis until March 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 28th March
5th April, 2019 - Archived 5th October, 2019
An update on all the latest Brexit discussions

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario - update 13 March 2019
15th March, 2019 - Archived 15th September, 2020
Research Association guidance document - scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

EU Exit - Guidance for no deal scenario
7th February, 2019 - Archived 6th February, 2020
Research Association guidance document - scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

HMRC accelerates registration of firms onto simplified import procedures
16th October, 2019 - Archived 16th January, 2020
The scheme will make importing after Brexit on 31 October much simpler

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 14th February covering data and organisational compliance
20th February, 2019 - Archived 20th August, 2019
Summary notes from meeting and Government information leaflets on EU exit business readiness

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum 7th February 2019
14th February, 2019 - Archived 20th August, 2019
Meeting notes available from the second forum

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting, 8 Aug
14th August, 2019 - Archived 14th August, 2020
Key updates from the Government

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 21st February covering Workforce & People and Intellectual Property
1st March, 2019 - Archived 1st September, 2019
Summary notes from meeting and Government information leaflets on EU exit business readiness

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 11th April
17th April, 2019 - Archived 17th October, 2019
The forum aims to share the information businesses need to prepare for EU Exit

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 21st March
2nd April, 2019 - Archived 2nd October, 2019
Focus on digital and data

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 14th March
22nd March, 2019 - Archived 22nd September, 2019
Covering regulations and standards – REACH, goods, product safety

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 28th February - Public Procurement and Changes to EU funding
11th March, 2019 - Archived 11th September, 2019
Summary notes from meeting and Government information

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 7th March
22nd March, 2019 - Archived 22nd September, 2019
Updates and slides from the sixth forum

Summary of EU Exit Business Readiness Forum meeting on 16th May
22nd May, 2019 - Archived 22nd August, 2019
Information businesses need to prepare for EU Exit

Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019
27th February, 2019 - Archived 20th August, 2019
Government update

HMRC impact assessment for the VAT treatment of low value parcels
26th February, 2019 - Archived 26th August, 2019
Impact of changes

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal
1st March, 2019 - Archived 1st September, 2019
Steps to ensure businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum Q & A update
9th April, 2019 - Archived 9th October, 2019
Q&A's from meetings on 21 March and 28 March

Help and support for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal
22nd February, 2019 - Archived 22nd August, 2019
Videos about trading after 29 March

Analysis of the Government Brexit White Paper published on 12 July
8th August, 2018 - Archived 3rd July, 2019
What specific areas may directly affect the furniture and furnishings industry?

Trading under the mutual recognition principle if there’s no Brexit deal
25th September, 2018 - Archived 25th September, 2019
How importing and exporting non-harmonised goods would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

No deal Brexit advice: changes for timber importers and exporters
8th February, 2019 - Archived 8th August, 2019
Businesses importing timber will have to carry out checks from day one of EU Exit.

Guidance on buying and selling timber in a Brexit no-deal scenario
11th October, 2018 - Archived 10th October, 2019
Includes links to the government guidance documents

REACH EU exit guidance
18th December, 2018 - Archived 18th June, 2019
Seven different scenarios are covered.

DEFRA Guidance on F gas: guidance for users, producers and traders
26th February, 2019 - Archived 26th February, 2020
guidance to industry in the event of a “no deal BREXIT scenario

Furniture Industry Research Association summarise final quarter activity
18th December, 2018 - Archived 1st December, 2019
Standards, new guidance, Brexit and more.

Government White Paper on Immigration
3rd January, 2019 - Archived 30th September, 2019
Single immigration system, ending free movement

Guidance for the safe storage of oil and other liquids
8th August, 2019 - Archived 8th August, 2020
New guidance from Defra

Latest member knowledge and resources
14th October, 2019 - Archived 31st May, 2020
Catch up on anything you may have missed

Office and contract furniture technical forum update
18th December, 2018 - Archived 18th June, 2019
Resources are now available to members.

Highlights of our recent work
3rd April, 2019 - Archived 30th November, 2019
Breadth of work covers everything from biocides to kitchen design

REACH Screening Report - TCEP, TCPP and TDCP
21st June, 2018 - Archived 21st June, 2019
Article69(2) of the REACH Regulation, requires the ECHA to consider whether the use of particular chemicals in articles pose a risk to human health or the environment, particularly where these are not already adequately controlled. A recently published screening report, gave an assessment of whether the use of TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in articles should be restricted.

Annual Review
18th February, 2019 - Archived 28th February, 2020
Covers 2018, with an outlook to 2019 activities

Technical Forum announced for the contract and office furniture sector (new date)
26th September, 2018 - Archived 31st January, 2019
The Forum, taking place on 14th November, boasts a diverse agenda.

UK Government minister: UK furniture industry makes a 'great contribution to our country'
28th January, 2019 - Archived 31st October, 2019
Westminster Hall debate examined contribution of furniture manufacturing to economy

New BFC 2018 Manifesto specifies its calls for action for Government support
2nd July, 2018 - Archived 30th June, 2019
The manifesto calls for cooperation and support for training, exports, standards and regulations and the environment.

British furniture industry launches campaign to save jobs
16th September, 2020 - Archived 30th November, 2020
‘Buy the Best, Buy British, Save Jobs’ campaign aims to make people aware of the jobs at stake in the wake of COVID 19

Furniture Industry Research Association share updates to standards and other key matters
3rd January, 2020 - Archived 30th June, 2020
One of the main headlines is the publication of a new standard

Headlines from FIRA's Furniture Statistics Digest: manufacturing, retail sales and exports up; however imports outpacing exports
9th January, 2017 - Archived 9th October, 2017
The Furniture Industry Research Association has today (9 January) published its annual ‘Statistics Digest for the UK Furniture Industry’. The 50 page publication covers the period from 2012-2015, alongside some provisional data and estimates for 2016.

Furniture Industry Research Association release latest 'Statistics Digest' - highlighting growth for the industry
8th January, 2018 - Archived 8th January, 2019
The Furniture Industry Research Association has today (8 January) published its annual ‘Statistics Digest for the UK Furniture Industry’. Acting as a barometer for the furniture industry, the Digest highlights continued growth in demand for furniture and furnishings. Whilst some of this growth has been fed by rising imports, UK manufacturers have also benefited, with 2016 being the latest in five successive years of incremental growth.