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European Commission establishes limit value for unintentional presence of hexachlorobenzene under the POP Regulation

Sep-16-2022 POPs Hazardous chemicals

On September 8, 2022, the European Commission adopted a delegated act under Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, on persistent organic pollutants (the POP Regulation), clarifying the acceptable limits for the u...

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Upcoming meetings of Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention’s Review Committees

Sep-09-2022 International initiatives POPs PPP Hazardous chemicals

Expert committees for the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will hold meetings in the upcoming weeks. At the meetings, aspects relative to trade requirements for hazardous pesticides and chemicals, ...

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REACH Committee to discuss draft restriction on intentionally added microplastics

Sep-09-2022 Circular Economy Action Plan Cosmetic Products EU REACH Plastics PPP Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use

The European Union’s Committee for the REACH Regulation will discuss a restriction proposal on microplastics by the European Commission in its upcoming meeting on September 23, 2022. The releas...

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Iceland is now accepting PCN through ECHA’s submission portal.


Under Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market are to provide specific information on their mixtures to appointed bodies. The platfo...

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UN body discusses new global framework for the sound management of chemicals

Aug-30-2022 International initiatives Public policy Risk management

The United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP) intersessional process on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond...

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European Union and UN in a clash about the new GHS hazard classes

Aug-23-2022 Animal testing CLP GHS

Under the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) plan (2020) the EU outlined a renewal of the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS)chemical hazard classes for endocrine disruption and persistence....

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UN Sub-Committee clarifies data-sharing rules for transport of electric batteries

Aug-24-2022 Conformity assessment Product testing

In its recently held 60th session, the United Nations (UN) Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods adopted proposed amendments to the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dang...

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