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APEC: Barriers to Cross-Border Trade

As part of its annual meeting, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum identified barriers to trading in chemical products and suggested solutions for how the barriers can be overcome. The information comes from the Final Report published by APEC. Barriers … Continue reading

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ECHA: Online Ads for Many Products are Not Legally Compliant

As part of an enforcement project, the ECHA examined more than 1,300 online advertisements for chemical mixtures, including cleaning products, paints, and pesticides. The result? More than 80% of the products did not meet the requirement of the CLP Regulation. … Continue reading

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China Publishes RoHS 2 Product Catalog and List of Exemptions

The Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a RoHS product catalog (only in Chinese) of electric and electronic products that must meet the requirements of the RoHS regulation and a list of approved exemptions (only in … Continue reading

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EU Allows Inspections of the Classification and Labeling of Mixtures

At the beginning of the year, the ECHA began another enforcement project (REACH-EN-FORCE-6, REF-6). With this project, the agency wants to see if the classification and labeling of mixtures corresponds to the data in the related safety data sheets. A … Continue reading

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China: List of Toxic Chemicals Modified

In the future, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) will align itself with international conventions on the import and export of chemicals. The agreements involved include the Stockholm Convention, the Minamata Convention, and the Rotterdam Convention. The new approach … Continue reading

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China Published List of Priority Control Chemicals

At the end of December, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People‚Äôs Republic of China published a list of chemicals that have special legal controls. The MEP also issued a notification (only in Chinese) on the subject. The … Continue reading

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China: New Guidelines for Assessment of Environmental Exposures

At the end of November, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued new guidelines (Chinese only) for the assessment of environmental exposure. The guidelines describe in detail how an exposure assessment is to be created in the future. Among … Continue reading

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