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8 new substances to be identified as SVHC by ECHA

Mar-31-2021 SVHC ECHA Ecotoxicology

In the context of the authorization process, Member States Competent Authorities and/or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), on request of the European Commission, could prepare Annex XV dossiers...

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What you need to know about EU Chemical Strategy 2030

Jan-29-2021 Green Deal EU chemicals strategy chemicals strategy for sustainability

The European Commission announced the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14th October 2020, as a key commitment policy to the European Green Deal. The ambition of the European Green Deal ...

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Two new substances added to SVHC List

Jan-19-2021 SVHC ECHA Ecotoxicology

ECHA has added two new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorization on 19 January 2021. Now the list contains 211 substances in total. These two...

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Food Contact Materials updates in EU 2020

Nov-23-2020 FCM packaging plastics

FCMs regulations are fast-moving to improve the protection of public health. Food contact materials (FCMs) refer to all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, for example,...

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Proposal for Restriction suggested by ECHA for skin sensitisers in textiles and leather articles

Nov-01-2020 textiles & apparels ECHA product restrictions/prohibitions

Some chemicals are source of increasing concern as they can cause allergic reactions after skin contact. In view of the likely exposure to sensitising chemicals foun...

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The European Commission adopted the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

Oct-25-2020 chemicals strategy for sustainability EU chemicals strategy chemical framework

On October 14 the European Commission published the comprehensive Chemical strategy (EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability). The Strategy is the first step toward a zero pollution ambition outlined...

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The EU Commission published a draft amendment - adding sixty-one new entries to the list of allergenic fragrances the name of which must be listed on the toy or an affixed label

Nov-04-2020 toy regulation product restriction/prohibition EU REACH labelling

On 17 March 2020 the Eu Commission notified the WTO Committee on TBT following the publication of a draft Directive amending Directive 2009/48/EC in the following manner: In paragraph 3 of point 11...

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