Monthly Archives: May 2019

Argentina’s Chemical Management Starts to Take Shape

Argentina is in the process of defining minimum standards for dealing with industrial chemicals. Elisa Coghlan, who is responsible for Argentinian chemicals management, told Chemical Watch that Argentina wants to proceed in stages. The first stage would involve the creation … Continue reading

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ECHA: New Chair of the Board of Appeal

A French legal expert, Antoine Buchet, will assume the chair of the ECHA Board of Appeal on August 16, replacing a Spaniard, Mercedes Ortuño, who served as chair for ten years. Antoine Buchet is an acknowledged expert in EU law and has worked in the French … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Ingredients: EU Commission Publishes Glossary

The EU Commission has published Decision (EU) 2019/701. The document contains a glossary with common names of ingredients that are to be used on the labels of cosmetics. The common ingredient names listed in the updated glossary apply as of … Continue reading

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ECHA Board of Appeal Makes a Landmark Decision on the Sharing of REACH Data

On April 15, 2019, the ECHA Board of Appeal (BoA) rejected the claim of a consortium of dye manufacturers (REACH & Colours) and found in favor a group of dye importers that has been disputing a fair way to share chemical … Continue reading

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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … Continue reading

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France and Sweden Want to Ban Allergens in Textiles

The French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail: ANSES) and the Swedish Chemical Oversight Agency, KEMI, have proposed that the ECHA ban or at least … Continue reading

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Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures

As of April 24, companies can access a new online-tool provided by the ECHA that supports the preparation and transmission of data on hazardous mixtures. Companies can create information in PCN format, which is compatible with IUCLID and transmit it to the responsible agencies in member states. The agencies … Continue reading

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