Preceded by discussion on Agriculture sector on April 2018, the Agriculture, Food & Beverages Working Group held another meeting to specifically discuss the Food and Beverages sector on 14 August 2018. Took place at EuroCham office, the meeting discussed several regulations related with food and beverages sectors such as regarding registration for processed food, alcohol beverages, draft regulation on barcode requirements, also provide updates regarding ongoing drafting of regulations relevant to the sector including draft bill on Water Resources, draft bill on Alcohol Prohibition, and implementation of Halal Law. The meeting agrees to keep monitoring the development as well as taking advocacy actions to address common concerns.
On Wednesday 8 August 2018, EuroCham Intellectual Property Working Group had the honor to discuss the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with Mr. Ralf Sauer, the Deputy Head of Unit of DG JUST, EU Commission. The discussion was held at EuroCham Office and chaired by Mr. Kin Wah Chow, the Head of Intellectual Property Working Group.
Mr. Sauer delivered a presentation with the title A Modern European Data Protection Framework which began with the explanation on EU Data framework as well as the main objectives and major changes in the regulation. The system is set to be a harmonized and simplified framework, and a modern data protection governance. Also important is the international aspects of GDPR particularly the coverage of the regulation as well as its adequacy principle. Participants of this meeting came from various sectors in EuroCham as well as representatives of Embassy of Netherlands and Denmark. Following the presentation, the participants had the opportunity to directly discuss with Mr. Sauer Ralph the impact of the topic for member companies.