Tag Archives: REACH

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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South Korea Issues New Instructions for Substance Preregistration

Shortly before the expiration of the preregistration period for existing substances at the end of June 2019, the South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) has issued additional instructions for two special cases (in Korean only). The first case involves substances … Continue reading

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New Online Tool for Registering Nanomaterials

The Nordic Council of Ministers, which has supported collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1971, has provided small and midsize companies with a free online tool that they can use to register nanomaterials according to REACH. The … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Chemical Management Starts to Take Shape

Argentina is in the process of defining minimum standards for dealing with industrial chemicals. Elisa Coghlan, who is responsible for Argentinian chemicals management, told Chemical Watch that Argentina wants to proceed in stages. The first stage would involve the creation … Continue reading

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ECHA: New Chair of the Board of Appeal

A French legal expert, Antoine Buchet, will assume the chair of the ECHA Board of Appeal on August 16, replacing a Spaniard, Mercedes Ortuño, who served as chair for ten years. Antoine Buchet is an acknowledged expert in EU law and has worked in the French … Continue reading

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ECHA Board of Appeal Makes a Landmark Decision on the Sharing of REACH Data

On April 15, 2019, the ECHA Board of Appeal (BoA) rejected the claim of a consortium of dye manufacturers (REACH & Colours) and found in favor a group of dye importers that has been disputing a fair way to share chemical … Continue reading

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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … Continue reading

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