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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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EU Draft Regulation for Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation: Reporting Period for Mixtures Postponed

The EU Commission has reacted to calls from industry associations (see: Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures), and prepared a new draft regulation. According to the draft, the reporting period for mixtures used by consumers is being moved from January … 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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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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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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Chemicals Regulations: USMCA Free Trade Agreement Supports a Risk-Based Approach

At the G20 Summit, held from November 30 to December 1 in Buenos Aires, the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to the USMCA Free Trade Agreement. After approval by each national legislature, the USMCA will replace the NAFTA agreement, … Continue reading

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