It would give the public a greater choice and give access to better quality fabrics at a lower price. Often retailers want to order Italian products for example only to be told that they cannot be supplied because they do not meet UK regs.
Change the UK Upholstery and Fabric Flammability Regulations to bring them into line with European requirements. These are less stringent that in the UK. As a small business selling upholstery to the UK retail market we do not have access to many top quality fabrics. Often the demand is there but because they do not pass the flammability test we cannot use them in the UK.