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Colombia Regulatory News

Final Call to Disclose PCB Usage Approaches in Colombia

Nov-13-2023 Chemical contaminants Latin America

Colombian companies handling polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are racing against the clock to meet the 30 November deadline set by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The regulato...

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ICONTEC in Colombia proposes technical standards for cosmetics

Sep-25-2023 Cosmetic Products South America Latin America

ICONTEC, the Colombian standards organization is putting forth a proposal encompassing three technical standards pertaining to the realm of cosmetics. While these ICONTEC standards begin as voluntary...

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Colombian Government Prohibits Mercury Use Nationwide Taking a Step Towards Sustainability

Jul-28-2023 Mercury Hazardous chemicals Latin America

In a move towards environmental preservation, the National Government of Colombia has implemented a groundbreaking law to reduce and eliminate the use of mercury in industrial activities. The decisio...

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Colombia Establishes Regulations for Detergents and Soaps

Jul-17-2023 Latin America Regulatory Updates

Through Resolution 395/2023, Colombia solidifies technical regulations on the environmental aspects of phosphorus content and promote surfactant biodegradability in detergents and soaps, making them ...

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Colombia: Update your GHS to 6th revision from April 2023

Mar-22-2023 Chemical industry Chemical Framework

According to Colombia’s Resolution 0773/2021, chemical manufacturers exporting to Colombia need to be aware that the transition period for implementing GHS in the workplace finishes on 7 April 2023 ...

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Colombia released a registration platform for Chemical Registration

Nov-01-2022 Chemical industry Chemical notification/ registration Government incentives

From May 31, 2022, manufacturers and importers in Colombia have three years to register chemical substances for industrial use in the new digital application.   Colombia released a registration p...

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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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