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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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Japanese Companies Struggle with Safety Data Sheets

At the request of the Japanese government, the Mitsubishi Chemical Techno-Research Corporation studied how Japanese companies are dealing with safety data sheets and labels. It surveyed a total of 624 companies, about three-quarters of which were small and midsize enterprises … Continue reading

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France: Reporting Requirement for Hazardous Mixtures and Biocides

New reporting requirements took effect on January 1, 2017 for companies that export hazardous mixtures or biocides to France. The Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS) is the recipient of the reports. In addition to the previously required … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH: Closing Consultation and Corporate Concerns

Until the end of January, representatives of affected industries can comment on the current draft of the planned Turkish chemicals law (KKDIK), before the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation(MoEU) publishes the law at the end of March. The current registration … Continue reading

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