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The European Commission has just made public the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) and certain aluminum foil originating in the People's Republic of China.

The details for the importation of citrus fruits can be accessed through the link below:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2014_354_R_0004&from=EN.

 

The details for the importation of certain aluminum foils can be accessed through the link below:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2014_444_R_0007&from=EN

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Free E-Guide by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has officially launched the e-guide on managing stress and psychosocial risks.

The e-guide has been developed as part of the Health Workplace Manage Stress campaign, which aims to raise awareness on stress and other psychosocial risks that may be present at the place of work. The e-guide that has been also developed in Maltese language, will serve as a practical tool for employers and workers in addressing stress and psychosocial risks. The e-guide provides users with relevant national resources on stress and psychosocial risks and includes explanations, advice and examples on how stress and psychosocial risks can be addressed. Despite the fact that stress and psychosocial risks are considered one of the main concerns for workers' health and safety, such risks are not being identified and managed in an appropriate manner.

 

The e-guide is free of charge and can be accessed online at: http://bit.ly/1BoJsDp

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Il-Green MT illum, 14 ta` Novembru, prezentat kawza ta` libell kontra l-Editur ta' "L-Orizzont", fuq l-artiklu malafamanti u libelluz li gie ppublikat mill-istess gazzetta imsemmi "Se jkollhom ihallsu intortament ghal Eko-Kontribuzzjoni".

Green MT qed izzomm lill-Editur ta' "L-Orizzont" responsabbli ukoll, apparti mid-dani naxxenti mill-malafama, ghal kull telf finanzjarju li l-kumpanija Green MT jista' jkollha fil-futur minhabba allegazzjonijiet infondati u informazzjoni skoretta.

Ir-Rapport li nghata lill-MEPA kull tlett xhur u fl-ahhar tas-sena 2012, ma fih l-ebda informazzjoni dwar kemm ipoggu fis-suq skart tal-ippakeggjar membri tal-iskema li huma ezenti mill-Eko Kontribuzzjoni. Ir-Rapport jelenka lammont totali ta' membri ta' skema u kemm ipoggu fis-suq kollha flimkien. L-Obbligi ta' dan ir-rapport jaqaw that l-obbligazzjoni tal-permess tal-operat li jinhareg mill-MEPA taht avviz legali 277 ta' 2006.

L-Iskop makkjaveljan ta' dan l-Artiklu huwa intenzjonat biex membri ta' Green MT li llum ghandhom certifikat provizjonali ta' ezenzjoni mill-Eko Kontribuzzjoni ghas-sena 2014, u li dalwaqt ser ikollhom japplikaw ghal ezenzjoni ghas-sena 2015 jaqillbu l-Iskema u jmorru ma' Green Pak. Dan ikun ifisser li Green MT titlef introjtu finanzjarju konsiderevoli u jkollha twaqqaf l-operat taghha.

Jidher fic-car li ghal ragunijiet mhux maghrufa l-Editur ta' "L-Orizzont" qed jaghti appogg totali lill-Green Pak. Dan mhux l-ewwel Artiklu f'sensiela li ippublikat "L-Orizzont".

L-Orizzont jidher li qed tahdem bi shih biex jinholoq il-monopolju fis-settur tal-gbir tal-iskart tal-ipakeggjar, billi tibqa` biss il-Green Pak waheda bhala skema awtorizzata f'pajjizna.

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GRTU has had the opportunity to present its priorities for Budget 2015 on numerous occasions at MCESD and directly with a number of Ministers. Unfortunately we received mixed messages on what actually might happen, which leaves us feeling uneasy.

GRTU has put in all the efforts and pressure possible to lobby for what it believes Maltese SMEs are in need of. The only thing that we can do now is wait patiently till next Monday to see whether the message has been delivered and if not decide on the action that needs to be taken.

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According to the Electrical Accessories Regulations (S.L. 427.51), any electrical product placed on the market in Malta should be fitted with an appropriate termination. The domestic electrical system in Malta uses the 3 pin plug system. This means that sockets and plugs need to adhere to the BS 1363 standard.

An electrical product with a non 3 pin plug can either be fitted with a 3 pin plug or else supplied with a proper conversion plug such as those seen in the images below. A conversion plug must be fitted in such a way that a tool is required to remove it. The need for a conversion plug is primarily for safety reasons and to prevent people from suffering electrical shocks when trying to insert a non-3 pin plug into a 3 pin socket outlet whilst also ensuring a fused electrical supply to the appliance.

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority informs importers and retailers of the duty they have to supply such electrical appliances fitted with a 3 pin plug or suitable adapter before the consumer receives the said product. Consumers should ensure that electrical appliances are fitted with these connections before they receive the product.

 

For more information, call the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority on 2395 2000.

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