ENPC | European Nursery Products Confederation


United Airlines donates flights to ship formula from UK to US

1 June United Airlines is becoming the first major airline carrier to donate flights to ship baby formula from abroad to the United States as the federal government works to address the ongoing shortage, the White House announced on 1 June.   The flights will come as part of the White House (...)

Commission launches new EU strategy for a better internet for kids

11 May On 11 May, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson published her Communication towards member states and industry, calling all for action to protect children better online. The updated BIK+ strategy is the digital arm of the rights of the child strategy and reflects the recently proposed dig (...)

EU institution presidents consider changes to EU Treaties

9 May The “Conference on the Future of Europe” plenary adopted 49 proposals with more than 300 measures for change at its final session on 29-30 April. The proposals draw on recommendations from European citizens’ panels, national citizens’ panels and events as well as ideas submitted on the online (...)

Baby formula shortage in the US

13 April A growing baby formula shortage has retailers like Target and Walmart limiting purchases, leaving parents to make multiple trips just to confront empty shelves in the wake of a recent recall by Abbott Laboratories. In February, Abbott recalled powdered formula manufactured at a Michigan pla (...)

BDKH Statement about Russian invasion of Ukraine

  BDKH press release  8th March 2022   Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine The Association of the German Nursery Products Industry (BDKH) and its member companies are observing with great dismay the shocking consequences of the Russian war of aggression in the Ukraine, which is a (...)

EU Commission publishes new standardization Strategy

On 2 February, the Commission presented a new Standardization Strategy outlining our approach to standards within the Single Market as well as globally. The Strategy is accompanied by a proposal for an amendment to the Regulation on standardization, a report on its implementation, and the 2022 annua (...)

Births are on the rise in France

After six years of decline, finally some good news! The latest demographic report from INSEE shows that the birth rate and marriages are on the rise in France. Finally, in 2021, the birth curve goes up! Last year, 738,000 babies were born in France. The increase is slight: + 0.4%, or 3,000 additiona (...)

Japan plans 1 month of childcare leave for fathers

New fathers can take up to four weeks of childcare leave within eight weeks of their baby’s birth under new childcare measures approved by the Suga Cabinet in September 2021. The measures, which will help fathers look after their families immediately after childbirth, will take effect from Oct (...)

VAT reductions to be allowed for children’s clothing and car seats

The EU Economy and Finances Council (ECOFIN) met on 7 December 2021 to update and modernize the list of goods and services for which reduced VAT rates are allowed (Annex III of the VAT directive), taking into account the digital transformation of the economy. To ENPC members’ satisfaction Children’s (...)