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EU Commission Restricts Use of NMP

The EU Commission is restricting the use of a solvent, N-Methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP). The WTO has published the related proposal. According to the proposal, the substance may no longer be marketed unless the companies responsible update the registration dossiers to the … Continue reading

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China: Companies Burdened by Complex Requirements

The intricacy and complexity of Chinese chemicals laws makes them almost impossible to manage, said a manager of Lubrizol, a U.S. chemicals company, at ChemCon Asia 2017. She stated that the provisions are often formulated ambiguously, the requirements are unclear, … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH Takes Effect on December 23, 2017

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) published the new Chemicals Law (KKDIK) (in Turkish) in the official gazette on June 23. The new law succeeds at implementing the bulk of REACH. Substances may no longer be marketed without … Continue reading

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Canada Extends Deadline for Implementation of GHS

Canada has extended the transition deadline for manufacturers and importers to comply with the new GHS regulations from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. Companies now have more time to adapt their safety data sheets and labels to the … Continue reading

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China Seeks to Ban Hazardous Substances from Consumer Products

At the end of March, the National Consumer Product Safety Standardisation Technical Commission in China announced (in Chinese only), that it wants to ban certain chemical substances from consumer products in the future. The substances involved include: Heavy metals such … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH to Arrive in Summer

“We expect publication of the Turkish REACH regulation in summer,” says Melih Babayigit, general director of CRAD, a Turkish chemical compliance service provider, at the KFT Info Day on May 11 in Darmstadt. The new law (abbreviated as KKDIK in … Continue reading

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EU Commission Amends Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has published an amendment of Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation in the EU Official Journal. The law takes effect on April 12. With this amendment, manufacturers will be required to list the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) … Continue reading

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