Position Paper – Print media and the proposed General Product Safety Regulation

Print media value chain

Position Paper
Print media and the proposed General Product Safety Regulation

January 2022 – The print media value chain represents publishers, printers, paper and envelope manufacturers, direct mail operators and advertisers. We aim at providing European decision makers with an understanding of the sector’s values and the role it plays in culture, society and the economy.

The products of the print media value chain, including books, newspapers, magazines, advertising, envelopes etc…, significantly contribute to a democratic and knowledge-based society. They are a key conveyor of information, education and culture in Europe.

The print media value chain has at heart the safety of all European citizens and wants to ensure that their products do not represent any hazard for readers and users.

The proposed Regulation introduces new and strict obligations to economic operators, which will represent a significant additional administrative and financial burden, in particular to SMEs.

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Signatories

CEPI – Confederation of European paper industries
FEDMA – Federation of European data and marketing
FEP – Federation of European publishers
FEPE – Federation of envelopes, light packaging, and e-commerce packaging in Europe
INTERGRAF – European federation for print and digital communication