Category Archives: REACH

Decision Made on Free Access to REACH Data

The Directors’ Contact Group (DCG), which consists of representatives of the EU Commission, the ECHA and industry, rejected free access to REACH data for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) at its meeting held on December 15. The ECHA has requested … Continue reading

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Vietnam: New Chemicals Law and Threshold Values for Formalde-hyde and Azo Colorants

Vietnam has approved a new chemicals law. Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP (only in Vietnamese) took effect on November 25, replacing the previous law, No. 108/2008/ND-CP. The Vietnam Law & Legal Forum issued a notification of the new law at the end … Continue reading

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REACH 2018: Far Fewer Registrations Than Expected

Almost six months before the registration deadline for substances in quantity bands greater than one ton in May 2018, the number of registration dossiers submitted to the ECHA continues to rise. But only about 12,500 registrations have been submitted so … Continue reading

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California Places Perfluorinated Compounds on the Prop 65 List

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) considers perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) as developmental toxins and has placed both compounds on the Prop 65 list. The Office based its decision on a finding of the … Continue reading

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ECHA: Many SVHC Not Covered by Legal Regulation

The ECHA has found seven substances on the Substitute It Now (SIN) List by ChemSec that are neither covered by legal regulations nor inspected by government agencies, even though they might be hazardous to health and the environment. The substances … Continue reading

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Denmark Cancels Tax on PVC and Products Containing Phthalates

At the start of 2019, the Danish government will no longer collect taxes for products that contain PVC and phthalates – binders, gloves, aprons, rainwear, and other protective clothing. Officials state that the tax, which was enacted in 2000, has … Continue reading

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ECHA Finds Forbidden Substances in Toys

A project of the ECHA Enforcement Forum for REACH has inspected 5,600 products, among them almost 500 toys, from 29 countries. The result? Every fifth toy contains forbidden substances like DEHP, DBP, and BBP. Some 12% of the jewelry inspected … Continue reading

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