Patchy regulation raises queries over Chinese imports
Last year 990 'dangerous' Chinese products were identified within the European market and, with recent safety fears over cars, 'toxic' leather sofas, baby milk and ongoing issues with Chinese-imported toys, it sometimes feels as though the regulators are fighting a losing battle. However, China is now the European Union's main import trading partner. While this means that, inevitably, recalls are more likely to involve goods imported from China, some major changes to legislation and a number of high-profile cases offer reassurance.
Last year 990 ‘dangerous’ Chinese products were identified within the European market and, with recent safety fears over cars, ‘toxic’ leather sofas, baby milk and ongoing issues with Chinese-imported toys, it sometimes feels as though the regulators are fighting a losing battle.
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