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European Commission notifies proposed Toy Safety Regulation to WTO

Oct-10-2023 CMRs WTO

  On 4 October 2023, the European Commission notified its ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Safety of Toys and Repealing Directive 2009/48/EC’ to ...

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ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee supports ban on secondary uses of creosote-treated wood

Oct-04-2023 Biocides EU REACH

On 8 September 2023, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) adopted its opinion supporting France’ proposal to restrict the placing on the market, reuse of wood t...

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EU’s SCCS publishes their opinion for Methyl Salicylate limits in cosmetic products for children

Oct-03-2023 Cosmetic Products EU

On 22 September 2023, the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published its opinion on the use of Methyl Salicylate in cosmetics for children. Methyl Salicylate, an ingredient used i...

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European Commission Adopts Restrictions for Intentionally Added Microplastics

Sep-27-2023 EU REACH Amendment microplastics

On 25 September 2023, the European Commission adopted new rules under EU-REACH to restrict microplastics intentionally added to products. The amendment, Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055, to Annex ...

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European Commission notifies WTO of decisions concerning two biocidal products

Sep-22-2023 Biocides WTO

On 12 September 2023, the European Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of decisions concerning two biocidal products. The disinfectant trihydrogen pentapotassium di(peroxomonosulfat...

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Three requests from the European Commission for suggestions on legislative proposals!

Sep-12-2023 Circular economy Electrical & electronics Green & sustainable chemistry

The European Commission issued three solicitations for feedback on August 23, 2023: on the WEEE Directive, on the new end-of-life vehicle regulations, and on eco-design standards and labelling of elec...

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EU notifies WTO of proposal to approve ADBAC/BKC C12-C16 for use in biocidal products

Sep-07-2023 Active ingredient Biocides EU

On 6 September 2023, the European Union notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft Commission Implementing Regulation approving Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC/BKC (...

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