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02122021

Get ready for next years new Plastic Packaging Tax

02 Dec 2021

A new Plastic Packaging Tax will take effect from 1 April 2022 and will encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging.

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Environment Act achieves Royal Assent and becomes law

02 Dec 2021

The purpose of the Environment Act 2021 is to increase the level of environmental protection and introduce quantifiable performance targets which can be monitored.

The winners of the British Yachting Awards were announced

Winners of the 2021 British Yachting Awards announced

01 Dec 2021

The winners of the British Yachting Awards were announced during a celebratory evening held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on 30 November, which drew together many notable figures from the racing and cruising worlds.

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Are you up to date on the Recreational Craft Regulations and the new EU Export rules

25 Nov 2021

Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) awareness and the new EU export rules - are you up to date? Could learning how to address these changes effectively help you expand your business? Let British Marine help.

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published updates to the designated standards list for the RCR

25 Nov 2021

These standards will be designated from 18 November 2021 with the previous versions losing their designation on 27 February 2023.

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Life-saving signals leaflet for ships, aircraft or persons in distress published by the MCA

25 Nov 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has published a new leaflet for life-saving signals which will be used by ships, aircraft or persons in distress when communicating with life-saving stations, maritime rescue units and aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations.

Tribord LJ 150N & Harness Life Jacket.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards have released a recall on a Tribord LJ 150N & Harness Life Jacket.

18 Nov 2021

The Office for Product Safety & Standards released their weekly Product Safety Report which lists all of the products which are unsafe to be used and have subsequently been recalled. This report highlighted one product which is particularly applicable to the marine industry.

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Prepare for new Border Controls

18 Nov 2021

The Government's timetable for the full implementation of Border Controls on imports is scheduled to start on 1 January 2022 when full customs declarations and controls will be introduced.

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Rules of Origin grace period to end

18 Nov 2021

From 1 January 2022 businesses will have to demonstrate that they are compliant with the new UK - EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement rules and be able to prove the origin of their products.

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New collaboration offers greener canal holidays

18 Nov 2021

Ortomarine and Cafwin Cruises are pleased to announce that from April 2022, people wishing to experience cruising the inland waterways in a Serial Electric Hybrid narrowboat will be able to do so, via a collaboration between the two companies.

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