Category Archives: SDS

New Zealand Suggests Modifications to Its Chemicals Law and Opened a Consultation

The New Zealand (Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is seeking to improve its Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) and has already published some suggestions. From August 19 to September 30, stakeholders can make their positions known as part of a public consultation. The goal of the initiative is … Continue reading

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Turkey: Almost 48,000 Preregistrations – Development of the New IT Tool Underway

According to the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), about 48,000 preregistrations have been submitted so far. Nevertheless, companies have raised concerns about recurring problems with the software of the Turkish ministry (KKS) over the past few months. The software is not compatible with the IT … Continue reading

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Provisions of Chemicals Laws in South Asia – Dr. Tobias Eger to Speak at Lexxion Seminar on International Chemicals Law

Lexxion publishers has invited Dr. Tobias Eger to speak at its Seminar on International Chemicals Law on September 26–27, 2019 in Frankfurt. KFT’s expert on East Asia will discuss the newest developments in chemicals law in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Philippines. … Continue reading

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EU Council of Ministers Approves New Version of the POP Regulation

In mid-June, the EU Council of Ministers approved a new version of the regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and issued a press release. The new version replaces Regulation (EC) No 850/2004. The goal of the revision is stricter control of brominated flame retardants like decaBDE, which is frequently … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Area: Economic Community Recommends Uniform Adoption of GHS 7th revision

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation (APEC) community, representing 21 nations and almost half the world’s population, has advised its members to adopt the GHS 7th revision uniformly by the end of 2021 to harmonize its requirements across member states. The goal … Continue reading

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Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures

As of April 24, companies can access a new online-tool provided by the ECHA that supports the preparation and transmission of data on hazardous mixtures. Companies can create information in PCN format, which is compatible with IUCLID and transmit it to the responsible agencies in member states. The agencies … Continue reading

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Personal Protective Equipment: Transition Period Ends on April 20, 2019

Since April 21, 2018, the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 is in effect. This Regulation lays down requirements for the design and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) which is to be made available on the market. After April 20, 2019, manufacturers … Continue reading

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