Research and analysis

Compulsory country of origin marking: impact on UK business

Examines costs and benefits to UK business of proposals to introduce compulsory origin marking within consumer product safety regulation.

Documents

Compulsory origin marking research: full report (phase 1 and 2)

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Compulsory origin marking research: annex (phase 3)

Detail

This research examines the costs and benefits of proposals to introduce compulsory country of origin marking within consumer product safety regulation.

It’s aimed at improving the evidence base. It includes a review of the literature and a series of interviews with surveillance authorities and businesses across 4 sectors:

  • ceramics
  • consumer electronics
  • motor vehicles
  • toys

The annex sets out the results of the third phase of research. Phase 3 focuses on the impact of compulsory origin marking on small businesses in the UK.