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Transitional period for new agricultural pesticide registration process in Colombia

Sep-14-2022 PPP Registration

Colombia has updated its registration process and requirements for the registration of “chemical pesticides for agricultural use” (PQUA) in line with changes to Andean Community (CAN) legislation....

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Colombia joins to ban Single-Use Plastics

Jun-20-2022 Plastics Product restrictions / prohibitions Single-Use Plastics Directive

On July 1, 2022, the Colombian Congress had the last and most important discussion about plastics among products – and reached a consensus on an official prohibition of single-use plastics. The verd...

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Colombia Establishes a Notification Portal for Chemical Substances

Jun-20-2022 Annual Declaration Chemical inventory Chemical notification/ registration

On May 31, 2022, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce (MINCIT) officially launched the Online Portal for Chemical Substances for Industrial Use. The Online Portal will be the main instrument for the ind...

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Colombia Progresses on OECD Chemical Instruments

Apr-25-2022 Aerospace automotive & engineering Chemical industry Colombia

Colombia officially joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in April 2020 despite not complying with all instruments required by the organization at the time. In this ...

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Comprehensive Chemical Management Promulgated in Colombia

Dec-17-2021 Chemical inventory Chemical notification/ registration Colombia

After four years of drafting the framework, Colombia finally promulgated a robust chemical management regulation. Decree 1630, published on November 30, 2021, sets the ground for implementing a na...

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Colombia’s Labor Ministry the first sector to implement GHS

Apr-30-2021 GHS Colombia Regulatory update

Colombia incorporated GHS guidelines in 2018 based on the Decreto 1.496/2018. The regulation provides guidance for ministries to implement the standard in each sector. In 2021, the Ministry of L...

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Colombia's chemical legislation might be right around the corner

Jan-29-2021 Chemical inventory GHS Colombia

In 2020 Colombia became the third Latin American country to join the OECD. As a membership requirement, the country has to develop a chemicals management system, including chemical regulation. The che...

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