Briefing from the British Hallmarking Council to the Department of Trade and Industry concerning the draft EU Directive.
PDF, 260KB, 13 pages
The briefing paper discusses the Council’s response to the EU Directive concerning precious metal items, drawing on evidence available in 2003. The paper discusses the Houtwipper judgement, the inadequacies of the Directive and the importance of a compulsory independent system of assay and marking.
It should be read in conjunction with the briefing paper on the same subject dated 8 January 2003, a copy of which is in Annex A.
17 April 2003
British Hallmarking Council
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