Pestered by BRITISH businesses, that is.
Many in my industry have connections with European businesses, and as a colleague pointed out this morning, none of the Euro businesses have been in contact.
This is EU legislation - not British, remember.
While it's no surprise at all that the rest of Europe doesn't give a stuff about the rules Brussels invents (except when it's about privacy issues and data going to the US, or British products being sold in Europe) the difference in compliance is astonishing. As a European I like the effectively borderless Europe, ease of travel, customs-free purchase of goods in the EU etc, not to mention the trade benefits. But the rest of Europe takes the pee when it comes to regulations they don't like, while this country just nods acceptingly and applies the regulations to our own hurt.