Update on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, legislation on packaging and on forced labor

28 JUNE 2024

The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive received its signature by the President of the Council of the EU and the Parliament on 13 June 2024, and now awaits final publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The EU Council published on 18 June an Information Note on the Proposals under the ordinary legislative procedure expected to undergo the Corrigendum Procedure in the European Parliament.

This concerns proposals where the Parliament had adopted its first reading position without legal-linguistic revision before the end of the 9th legislative term.

Legal-linguistic experts will revise the texts of the proposals approved by the Parliament. Afterwards the Corrigendum Procedure will allow the Plenary of the incoming European Parliament to approve as a corrigendum the legally revised texts of its first reading positions. The Council should then be able to approve the position of the European Parliament, thus concluding the first reading for both institutions.

This will concern the Proposals on packaging and packaging waste and the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market.

More information: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-10078-2024-INIT/en/pdf

Contact: Lebo Mofolo, lmofolo@frucom.eu