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European Commission outlines alternatives for REACH reform and operationalization of essential use concept

Jul-19-2022 EU chemicals strategy EU REACH Chemical Framework

On July 6, 2022, at the meeting of CARACAL (the EU’s expert group bringing together the Competent Authorities for the REACH and CLP Regulations), the European Commission presented some of the option...

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European Commission seeks to reinforce rules on the sustainable use of pesticides

Jul-19-2022 Green & sustainable chemistry Human health exposure Restricted use

On 22 June 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides. Adopted in 2009, the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive sought to...

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European Commission sketches timeline for adoption of key legislative proposals

Jul-18-2022 CLP EU REACH Plastics

On 29 June 2022, the European Commission published its draft agenda for the second half of 2022. The agenda contains the meetings to take place between July and December 2022. Approval of a text at a ...

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Overview of the Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2022

Jul-05-2022 Animal testing Circular economy EU chemicals strategy Green & sustainable chemistry

The Helsinki Chemicals Forum held from June 8 to 9, 2022 was a great success, from which key highlights of the industry were discussed brilliantly. This is a hybrid event, a first of its kind and ther...

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Preconditioned EU Strategy for Competitiveness of Chemicals Industry

Jul-05-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability EU chemicals strategy Compliance strategy

At the Green Economy Business Summit on June 8, 2022, it was highlighted that the successful implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) is "preconditioned" so that the European ...

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European Commission publishes new guidance document

Jul-04-2022 Chemical industry ECHA OR

On July 1, 2022, the European Commission published a guidance document addressing the relationship between the REACH Regulations and the EU sanctions recently imposed under Council Regulations 269/201...

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ECHA Updates SCIP Candidate List Package

Jul-04-2022 ECHA New substances SCIP

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) releases a new SCIP Candidate List package to align with the inclusion of more substances on the Candidate List. This will help companies to create SCIP notificati...

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