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South West businesses: Book your export support now and meet a trade adviser from the Department for International Trade

03 Feb 2022

Following the success of the international trade clinics held last year, British Marine is once again partnering with the Department for International Trade to provide its members in the south west with the opportunity to meet a dedicated trade adviser.

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IMO releases its 2021 summary report on key items which will have or will likely have an impact on leisure boating and yachting industries

20 Jan 2022

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has released its summary of pending IMO legislation affecting the leisure boating and large yacht industries as of December 2021.


The Office for Product Safety and Standards releases updates to the guidance on timber and FLEGT licences

20 Jan 2022

The European Timber Regulations (EUTR) and Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) no longer apply in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

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Series of UKCA mark webinars will be run by BEIS to help businesses understand the new requirements

20 Jan 2022

The reason for running the series of webinars is to help businesses understand the new requirements that are needed for the UKCA mark, as the UK now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods.

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency releases guidance on Safety Bulletin 24 - Non-SOLAS lifejacket servicing requirements

20 Jan 2022

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published guidance on safety bulletin 24 – Non-SOLAS lifejacket servicing requirements. The MCA published this guidance on 11 January 2022.

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BEIS releases five guidance documents on the UKCA mark for the Goods Regulatory Regime in preparation for 1 January 2023

20 Jan 2022

These guidance documents have been created to make sure businesses make the necessary changes before the UK’s new product certification system comes into place.


Maritime UK Awards 2022 to be held in Glasgow on 10 March

20 Jan 2022

From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders to an awards evening at the Glasgow Science Centre, the Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase your business, and collectively, to celebrate a thriving sector.

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Health and Safety Executive eBulletin on Personal Protective Equipment at work (Amendment) Regulations

20 Jan 2022

The regulations and accompanying impact assessment extend employers and employees duties in respect of personal protective equipment to workers.

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Second Edition of the RCD Application Guide relating to Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft for EU product placement has now been published

20 Jan 2022

The second edition of the RCD Application Guide of Directive 2013/53/EU on the harmonisation of the law of the Member States relating to Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft, has now been published.


The Green Blue announces a new series of free anchoring and mooring webinars

20 Jan 2022

Throughout the spring months, The Green Blue will be hosting a series of free webinars focused on sharing sustainable anchoring and mooring best practice with boaters. The webinars will be delivered as part of the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Seagrass Project led by Natural England

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