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  • FIRST CSR CERTIFICATES AWARDED BY EPPA
    13-01-2014 FIRST CSR CERTIFICATES AWARDED BY EPPA
    Last Thursday EPPA proudly awarded the first EPPA Code of Conduct Certifications to front-running European promotional products companies. During the past months these companies participated in the pilot of the EPPA Code Program. The program is dedicated to manage social responsibility for the promotional product industry. Its objective is to create responsible supply chains, securing fair and lawful employment practices, workplace and consumer safety.
  • Lower anti-dumping duty after lobby for ceramic!
    27-05-2013 Lower anti-dumping duty after lobby for ceramic!
    The European Commission, by Regulation (EU) No 1072/2012 ( 2 ), imposed a provisional anti- dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People's Republic of China. This proceeding was initiated on February 16, 2012 following a complaint lodged on behalf of Union producers, representing more than 30 % of the total Union production of ceramic tableware and kitchenware.
  • EPPA memo on EFPIA Disclosure Code
    22-05-2013 EPPA memo on EFPIA Disclosure Code
    Over the past years the pharmaceutical industry has committed itself to working towards a greater transparency, accountability and ethical behavior within an industry framework of self-regulation.
  • EPPA meets with Trade Injury Team about anti-dumping duty ceramic
    19-02-2013 EPPA meets with Trade Injury Team about anti-dumping duty ceramic
    Mid-November last year the European Commission Directorate-General for Trade imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating from the People’s Republic of China. This commission regulation is also known under number 1072/2012. After the European Commission enforced the provisional anti-dumping duty, EPPA filed an official comment to the EU Trade Commissioner Mr. Karel de Gucht and got invited to be heard officially by the Trade Injury Team, who is charge of the anti-dumping investigation.
  • EPPA launches European Code of Conduct
    15-01-2013 EPPA launches European Code of Conduct
    During the opening ceremony of the 51st international PSI Trade Show, Hans Poulis, president and CEO of the European Promotional Products Association (EPPA), officially launched the EPPA Certification Program for CSR. The Certification Program is built around the need to increase the level of professionalism in the industry and will contribute to the positive image of the industry.
  • Compulsory duty for private copying in France
    17-12-2012 Compulsory duty for private copying in France
    Our colleagues and affiliated member association 2FPCO shared an important press release regarding payment of taxes for private copying on advertising media such as USB keys ordered by French companies from foreign suppliers.
  • Anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China
    19-11-2012 Anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China
    Here you can find the Commission Regulation No. 1072/2012 on the anti-dumping duty on imports on ceramic tableware and kitchenware origination in the People's Republic of China in multiple languages.
  • EPPA newsletter August 2012
    20-08-2012 EPPA newsletter August 2012
    Read the latest issue of the EPPA newsletter here.
  • PSI Promotional Products Day cancelled
    06-08-2012 PSI Promotional Products Day cancelled
    EPPA, the German associations of the promotional products industry and PSI share the view that promotional products must be better positioned.
  • Polyconcept Announces Leadership Change
    08-05-2012 Polyconcept Announces Leadership Change
    Netherlands-based global promotional industry leader, Polyconcept, announces the appointment of Michael Bernstein as its new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Philippe Varnier, effective May 2, 2012.
  • EPPA newsletter April 2012
    19-04-2012 EPPA newsletter April 2012
    Read the latest issue of the EPPA newsletter here.
  • Product Safety Act - first practical steps
    12-04-2012 Product Safety Act - first practical steps
    In our last newsletter we have already mentioned the new Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz- ProdSG). Because there is still a lot unclear about the implementation of this act in Germany, the German suppliers association, BWL, recently conducted detailed research and discussions with the relevant public authorities and legal representatives.
  • FYVAR elects a new board
    29-03-2012 FYVAR elects a new board
    During the 59th general meeting of FYVAR, the Spanish and Portuguese Industry Association, the members elected a new board for the upcoming 3 years.
  • The value of a gift, Nothing brings you closer
    20-03-2012 The value of a gift, Nothing brings you closer
    You have probably seen this advertisement in many catalogues already. But what does it mean? Why is it there? To stimulate the use of promotional products, EPPA launched the campaign “The value of a gift, Nothing brings you closer”, which zooms in on the differentiating value of the promotional product.
  • EPPA newsletter March 2012
    20-03-2012 EPPA newsletter March 2012
    Read the latest issue of the EPPA newsletter here.
  • New chairwoman at Promota
    23-01-2012 New chairwoman at Promota
    UK – The British industry association, Promota, has appointed a new chairwoman: Trudi Duncombe, director of bespoke garment manufacturer Infinity Clothing, succeeds David Webster and will take over the chair with immediate effect.
  • Xindao celebrates its 25th jubilee
    16-01-2012 Xindao celebrates its 25th jubilee
    Xindao celebrated its 25th anniversary at the 50th PSI Show in Düsseldorf (January 11-13, 2012).
  • Promotional products score highly as advertising medium
    16-01-2012 Promotional products score highly as advertising medium
    New German research shows that promotional products are one of the most effective advertising mediums. The products are being used and retained by recipients for long periods of time. The new campaign ‘Nothing brings you closer’ from the European Promotional Products Association EPPA, zooms in on this differentiating value of the promotional product.
  • Photo's Promoturk-powered by PSI fair Istanbul 2011
    12-01-2012 Photo's Promoturk-powered by PSI fair Istanbul 2011
  • New BPMA study on promotional products
    27-12-2011 New BPMA study on promotional products
    UK - Promotional merchandise can deliver a higher ROI (return on investment) than radio and outdoor advertising and a ROI that is equal to TV and print advertising. This is one of the results of a survey on the power of promotional products in the UK conducted by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) together with ActionPoint Marketing Solutions this summer.
  • EPPA raises awareness again for importance code of conduct.
    29-07-2011 EPPA raises awareness again for importance code of conduct.
    Report finds widespread violations at Puma factory in Cambodia. Phnom Penh - An independent report commissioned by German sportswear giant Puma AG has uncovered an array of violations of national law, international practices and the company's own rules at a Cambodian subcontractor.
  • EPPA: setting new standards
    19-07-2011 EPPA: setting new standards
    EPPA works on the development of an European standard for social and environmental responsibility, framed in a so called certifiable ‘code of conduct’. A workteam from companies in our industry is making huge progress.
  • Promotional products remain effective
    12-07-2011 Promotional products remain effective
    PPAI research shows: 20.9% of respondents make a purchase after receiving gifts. 13.4% of respondents make a purchase after seeing an advertisement. 7.1% of the respondents make a purchase after seeing a TV advertisement. 4.6% of the respondents make a purchase after viewing an online advertisement. http://www.ppai.org/inside-ppai/research/research-videos
  • Antonio Tajani in Rotterdam to check toy safety in the EU
    06-07-2011 Antonio Tajani in Rotterdam to check toy safety in the EU
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Vice-President Antonio Tajani, European Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship, was, together with EPPA and other representatives of the Industry, at the harbor of Rotterdam to verify the opening of containers filled with toys that are daily checked to ensure that no harmful toys enter in the EU market.
  • VÖW Fritz Bauer appointed Honorary President of the VÖW
    06-07-2011 VÖW Fritz Bauer appointed Honorary President of the VÖW
    During the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Austrian industry association, VÖW (Association of Austrian Promotional Products Distributors), which took place in Kitzbühel from June 16th-18th, Fritz Bauer was appointed Honorary President of the VÖW.
  • BAPP: new board elected
    06-07-2011 BAPP: new board elected
    At their General Annual Meeting, which took place during the BAPP Networking Day on May 26, the Belgian industry association BAPP (Belgian Association of Promotional Products) has elected a new board for 2011 and 2012.
  • Promoturk and PSI: increasing strength!
    28-06-2011 Promoturk and PSI: increasing strength!
    Promoturk Exhibition is the only address of the sector in the region for 25 years, with the honor of surpassing the quarter-century with the power taken from the industry, adds one more this year to its “new-generation” concept created by the philosophy of always looking to the future.
  • Toy Safety Changes
    28-06-2011 Toy Safety Changes
    Toy Safety Changes: New toy legislation which takes effect from July 2011 is designed to catch up on the advancements in manufacturing and technology.
  • Supplier Steering Committee: supporting EPPA's members
    28-06-2011 Supplier Steering Committee: supporting EPPA's members
    What is the role of the members and what is the role of the SSC in our Campaigning and CSR program?
  • Promotional Products: Effective and sustainable
    28-06-2011 Promotional Products: Effective and sustainable
    EPPA is taking the lead in communicating the effects of promotional products and driving sustainable development.
  • EPPA's role in Europe
    28-06-2011 EPPA's role in Europe
    EPPA is the association of companies that work in promotional products, as part of the advertising industry EPPA is the association for the European Promotional Products industry. The total promotional products industry in EU covers around 10.000 companies and represents a turnover annually of euro 12 bilion.
  • Press release FYVAR
    28-04-2011 Press release FYVAR
    Increased presence of FYVAR in Exporeclam 2011