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Switzerland Regulatory News

Switzerland revises the Biocidal Products Ordinance

Dec-06-2023 Biocides Pesticides

In November 2023 the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) published a revision of the Biocidal Products Ordinance. The revision implements changes to the Chemicals Act (ChemG), which has been a...

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Switzerland amends its Chemicals Ordinance to enhance protection against dangerous substances

Jul-05-2022 CLP Human health exposure Hazardous chemicals Chemical Framework

The Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland, on 28 June 2022 published a draft amendment of Annexes 2, 3, 4, and 7 of the Ordinance on Protection against Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Ch...

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Swiss Team Marks Food Contact Chemicals as "Of Concern”

Jul-04-2022 FCM Packaging SVHC

After identifying 388 Food Contact Chemicals (FCCs) as “of concern” substances, Swiss researchers from the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) called for such substances to be phased out. These substances ...

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Switzerland rejects ban on full animal testing

Feb-16-2022 Animal testing import/export restrictions cosmetics products

On the 13th of February, Switzerland had a vote to decide if full animal testing should be banned or not. This includes animal testing for both scientific and medical research.If voted for, the ban ...

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Switzerland adopts new disclosure rules for synthetic nanomaterials


Switzerland has adopted new disclosure obligations for some synthetic fibrous or tubular nanomaterials and intermediate chemical products. ...

Switzerland updates national substances list

Jun-26-2017 Chemical notification/registration chemical authorisation chemical inventory

Switzerland has updated the list of substances notified or registered in the country, with 385 additions in June. New substances manufactured or imported into the country, in a volume greater than one...

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