Category Archives: REACH

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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Study Shows That GHS Classification Also Possible for Nanomaterials

In principle, GHS classification criteria are also applicable to nanomaterials. That’s the result of a study financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers (consisting of representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) and the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency … Continue reading

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Updating Registration Dossiers: New Implementing Regulation Sets Mandatory Deadlines

At the CARACAL meeting held in Brussels at the beginning of July, the members presented a draft implementing regulation for Article 22 of REACH. The Article regulates the updates of registration dossiers. It requires registrants to update their registration promptly and at their own initiative … Continue reading

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Thailand: New Chemicals Law Takes Shape

Thailand has published the first draft of a chemicals law. With the new system for registration and classification, Thailand will take a precautionary approach to chemicals in the future. The new law also redefines the organs and committees that are … 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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