Category Archives: Allgemein

Turkey Aligns Its Regulations with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

The Turkish health ministry has aligned its legal regulations on cosmetics with the requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (only in Turkish). The following concrete changes result: Turkey prohibits 2-chloro-p-phenylenediamine along with its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in hair, eyebrow, and eyelash-dye products. … Continue reading

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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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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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Bisphenol A: EU Count Dismisses Claim of PlasticsEurope

Bisphenol A (BPA) will retain its classification as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and therefore be entered into the REACH candidate list. That’s the decision of the EU according to a court judgement that dismissed the case of … Continue reading

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Experts Discuss Platform for Chemical Data

Discussions about the development of a platform for trade and the exchange of chemical data is off to a flying start. As part of a landmark conference, EU Chemicals Policy 2030 – Building on the Past, Moving to the Future, … Continue reading

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For the First Time, the ECHA Classifies Chemical as an SVHC Based on Its Environmental Mobility

In the future, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) could classify persistent chemicals that spread rapidly in the environment as substances of very high concern (SVHC). At their meeting at the end of June in Helsinki, committee representatives created a precedent … 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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