Trade: Orgalim position on a possible Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism - CBAM
Orgalim supports the EU's climate ambition and the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. To be successful for Europe’s industry, we are advocating for a level playing field. To that extent, we agree with the rationale behind potential carbon border adjustment measures. The main objective of a carbon border adjustment should be to fight climate change by avoiding carbon leakage while at the same time taking into account the competitiveness of carbon-lean industries. Therefore, such measures should also avoid carbon leakage from the EU to third countries. Also, it must not result in non-EU companies redirecting their exports, so that carbon-friendly production increases in the EU while carbon-intensive production is moved outside the EU; this would lead to no overall carbon reductions globally.
Digital Transformation: Orgalim submission on “Legislative framework for the governance of common European data spaces”
Europe’s technology industries see the transition to a data economy as an essential one for their future growth and competitiveness. This vision has already been expressed in previous position paper on “Digital Transformation: Orgalim Position Paper Towards a Common European Data Space for Smart Manufacturing” and the answer to the public consultation on European strategy for data.
Internal Market: Orgalim comments on the final report of the impact assessment study on internet-connected radio equipment and wearable radio equipment
Orgalim members acknowledge the increase in the number and demand for connected devices on the market and the need to assess emerging security vulnerabilities in a robust manner. The final report highlights that the activation of delegated acts, relative to the protection of data and privacy, as well as protection from fraud, is the preferred option to address existing regulatory gaps in terms of protection of data and privacy, as well as protection from fraud.
The EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence publishes two new reports and completes its mandate
The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG on AI) has finalised its work by publishing "Sectorial Considerations on the Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence" following the issuing on 17 July of the "Assessment List for Trustworthy AI". The HLEG on AI was set up in June 2018 by the European Commission to support the implementation of the European Strategy on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
European business community calls for the rapid ratification and entry into operation of the European Patent system
BUSINESSEUROPE, EUROCHAMBRES, Orgalim, and SMEunited represent innovative businesses across Europe. One of our core objectives is to support innovation and boost the competitiveness of European companies, including Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Orgalim underlines the importance of the EU-US privacy shield agreement and standard contractual clauses for international personal data transfers
Orgalim takes note of the decision by the European Court of Justice regarding the EU-US privacy shield agreement and standard contractual clauses. The EU-US privacy shield agreement and standard contractual clauses are an important means for our companies to transfer data outside the EU, as outlined under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).