Monthly Archives: August 2019

Philippines: New Department to Act Against Illegal Chemical Imports

The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) wants to limit the import of hazardous chemicals and to that end has issued Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 38-2019 that took effect on August 9. The CMO envisages a new department, the Environmental Protection and Compliance Division (EPCD). In the future, … Continue reading

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RoHS Directive: What’s New?

In the European Union, the amended RoHS Directive (Directive 2011/65/EU of June 8, 2011 on limiting the use of specific hazardous chemicals in electric and electronic devices has been in effect since July 22, 2019. The Directive lists various chemicals that may not be used … Continue reading

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REACH Candidate Lists Expanded to Include Four More Chemicals

The ECHA recently included four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the REACH Candidate list. See the related press release. The list now contains a total of 201 chemicals. The new entries include:   Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, … Continue reading

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Popular Fragrance Forbidden in the EU After August

As of August 23, 2019, cosmetics containing Lyral may not be marketed. That’s the content of EU Regulation 2017/1410 of the Commission, dated August 2, 2017. Article 2 of the Regulation also forbids any sales of cosmetics that contain the fragrance in the … Continue reading

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Turkey: Almost 48,000 Preregistrations – Development of the New IT Tool Underway

According to the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), about 48,000 preregistrations have been submitted so far. Nevertheless, companies have raised concerns about recurring problems with the software of the Turkish ministry (KKS) over the past few months. The software is not compatible with the IT … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Lead from PVC Products

The EU plans to supplement Annex XVII of REACH and has published the corresponding draft regulation. With the amendment, the EU forbids the use of lead and lead compounds in the manufacture of PVC articles. In addition, PVC articles may no longer be placed … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Dossier Updates: Industry and Governments React to EU Proposal

Industry associations and EU member states consider the deadlines proposed by the EU for updates of registration dossiers unrealistic. They expressed this opinion in statements published after the CARACAL meeting at the beginning of July. For example, Eurometaux, the European Association of Non-Ferrous Metals Producers and Recyclers, highlighted the … Continue reading

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