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EU Amends PIC Regulation Annexes

The EU Commission has modified Annexes I and V of EU Regulation No. 649/2012 of July 4, 2012 on the import and export of hazardous chemicals. The material that has been supplemented and changed (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/330 of December 11, 2018) affects Carbofuran (insecticide, acaricide, and nematicide), Trichlorfon, Fipronil (insecticide), short-chained chlorinated paraffins, and tributyltin compounds.  … Continue reading

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For the First Time, EU Rejects an Authorization Request for Use of a Substance of Very High Concern

As part of a meeting of the REACH committee in mid-February, the member states of the EU have rejected the application of a company (a specialist in surface technology) that wanted to use sodium dichromate for special handling of surfaces. The products involved are instruments … Continue reading

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EU Plans New Implementing Regulations

The EU Commission has paved the way for a new implementing regulation for substance registration. A draft of the regulation has already been prepared. The final form is currently being worked out. However, not as much progress has been made … Continue reading

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England’s New Chemicals Strategy

The British Ministry for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has developped a new chemicals strategy for England. The ministry has summarized the central points of the approach in the 146-page report: “Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England”. … Continue reading

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Survey: Product Vendors Missing Information on SVHCs

Not even 50% of companies feel that they have good information about the presence of SVHC in their products. That’s the result of an online survey taken as part of the pan-European AskREACH project between June and September 2018. 174 … Continue reading

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EU Project: Significant Quality Issues with Extended Safety Data Sheets

As part of a European project, REACH-EN-FORCE 5, inspectors found significant quality issues when examining extended safety data sheets (eSDS) in 2017. They wanted to determine if information is transmitted correctly along the supply chain. In that context, they also … Continue reading

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EU Chemicals Law: Should Violations Be Penalized Equally Across the EU?

Violations of EU chemicals law are sanctioned differently in each EU state. Manufacturers outside the EU can take advantage of such loopholes. Possible solutions were discussed in Brussels in mid-November by representatives of the ECHA, associations, member states, and non-governmental … Continue reading

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