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23rd revision of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

May-09-2023 EU REACH Risk management

The United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, commonly known as the UN Model Regulations, are maintained, and amended by the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of D...

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EU REACH Annex XVII places restrictions on C9-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids PFCAs

May-06-2023 Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use

On 5 August 2021, the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 was released to restrict the use of perfluorocarboxylic acids (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts, and C9-C14 PFCA-related compounds under entry 68 o...

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31 associations urge the EU to Adopt Rules to Calculated Plastics’ Chemically Recycled Content

May-03-2023 Plastics Single-Use Plastics Directive

On 22 March 2023 the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and 30 other associations representing market sectors in the European plastics value chain published a joint letter to the European Comm...

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ECHA Publishes Guidance Related to the New CLP Hazards Classes

Apr-25-2023 CLP ECHA Hazardous chemicals

On 20 April 2023 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published details about application dates and other information related to the new CLP Hazard Classes that came into force on that same date. T...

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The European Commission Adopts Revision to CLP Regulation

Apr-21-2023 CLP Regulatory Updates

On 31 March 2023 the European Commission adopted a Delegated Act amending the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals (CLP). The revision of CLP, together with the planned r...

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ECHA Recommends Adding Eight Substances to the Authorisation List

Dec-13-2022 Chemical authorisation ECHA SVHC

On 12 April 2023 ECHA recommended that the European Commission adds eight substances (including lead metal) from the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Authorisation List ...

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ECHA Announces Restriction Plan for Brominated Flame Retardants.

Apr-11-2023 EU chemicals strategy EU REACH

On 15 March 2023 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced its Regulatory Strategy for Flame Retardants which points out aromatic brominated flame retardants as candidates for an EU-wide restrict...

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