Notification Detail

Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and Other Related Products Regulations, 2014

Notification Number: 2014/335/MT (Malta)
Date received: 10/07/2014
End of Standstill: 13/10/2014 ( 12/01/2015)

Issue of comments by: Commission,Poland
Issue of detailed opinion by: Commission
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Message 001

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2014) 01988
Directive 98/34/EC
Notificación - Oznámení - Notifikation - Notifizierung - Teavitamine - Γνωστοποίηση - Notification - Notification - Notifica - Pieteikums - Pranešimas - Bejelentés - Notifika - Kennisgeving - Zawiadomienie - Notificacão - Hlásenie-Obvestilo - Ilmoitus - Anmälan - Нотификация : 2014/0335/MT - Notificare.

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Nao inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201401988.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 001 IND 2014 0335 MT EN 10-07-2014 MT NOTIF


2. Member State
MT


3. Department Responsible
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Ministry for Energy and Health


3. Originating Department
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Ministry for Energy and Health


4. Notification Number
2014/0335/MT - C00A


5. Title
Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and Other Related Products Regulations, 2014


6. Products Concerned
Breast Milk Substitutes and Other Related Products


7. Notification Under Another Act
- Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market
- requirements which reserve access to particular providers
- obligation to take a specific legal form
- Legal notice proposed concerns services in general and specific products


8. Main Content
The new legislation advocates that in the first six months babies be ideally breastfed, however, when necessary, breast milk substitutes should be available, but ‘not promoted’.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
This legislation aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding, and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes and related products, when these are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate marketing and distribution.


Apart from our International commitments, the call for this legal notice is also one of the actions for recommendations in the ‘A Healthy Weight for Life’- the National Strategy for Malta to Counteract Obesity. Its introduction is necessary to restrain improper marketing and promotion of breast milk substitutes and related products that compete with breastfeeding, and that thereby negatively affect the choice and ability of a mother to breastfeed her infant optimally.

The new regulations also implement in full the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
No Basic Text exists


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
Yes


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - The draft has no significant impact on international trade

SPS aspect

No - The draft is not a sanitary or phytosanitary measure

No - The draft has no significant impact on international trade



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