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Statewide strategy on chemicals management in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a preliminary meeting on a statewide strategy on chemicals management on 28 July 2019. It’s aim was to activate the strategy and mechanisms for implementing the country’s National Strategy for Integrated Chemicals Management. The strategy is designed to strengthen the relevant legislative frameworks and the bodies concerned with licensing […]

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Beware the Turkey Pre-registration deadline of 2020

A common misconception companies have is that they can wait until the 2020 deadline to pre-register while continuing to place chemicals on the Turkish market. However, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation’s (MoEU) Guidance on Registration states that potential producers or importers of a substance manufactured or imported at over one tonne a year must […]

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Restriction Proposal for Lead

ECHA have submitted an intention to the Registry of Intentions for Restrictions for the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle. Placing on the market and use of lead in ammunition (gunshots and bullets) and fishing tackle are within the scope of the restriction proposal. The assessment will cover the use of lead in […]

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Titanium Dioxide labelling update

The 14th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) of the CLP regulation includes an Annex VI entry for Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) (EC No. 326-675-5, CAS No. 13463-67-7) as a Category 2 carcinogen. The entry applies to respirable TiO2 particles and the hazard classification H351 (inhalation) will need to be applied to TiO2 powders. The CLP amendments […]

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SCIP – Substances of Concern in articles (Products)

ECHA have announced the launch of a new “SCIP” database under the revised Waste Framework Directive (WFD). Article 9(1)(i) of the WFD sets out that any supplier of an article must provide certain information on substances of concern in that article to ECHA. Article 9(2) of the WFD sets out that ECHA shall establish and […]

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Did you know that we are a member of REACHReady?

For a number of years we have been a member of REACHReady, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chemical Industries Association, which provides support to companies affected by REACH, CLP and Biocide Regulations. With this membership, you can assured that we are a reputable and reliable service provider, offering expertise and capability to deliver whichever service you […]

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Our August newsletter is here!

The August newsletter recently landed in our subscribers’ inboxes (you can sign up here). This issue we covered the following topics: A brief update on Brexit and what you should be doing to remain compliant. The latest restrictions and exemptions under the RoHS Directive (Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances […]

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China – Inventory & revisions to MEP Order 7

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is encouraging companies to nominate substances for inclusion in the country’s Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) until 30th September 2019. Chemical companies that produced, imported or used chemicals in China prior to 15 October 2003 can nominate them for inclusion into the inventory. China is also consulting on […]

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TSCA Inventory Notification “Reset-Rule” Deadline

Manufacturers and processors have until the 5th August to notify the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redefine Inactive substances to Active in the TSCA inventory. After this date, using an Inactive substance will be non-compliance unless you submit a NOA-B within 90 days of actual manufacturing or processing an Inactive substance. TSCA was reformed […]

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Turkey, North America and Korea Regulations

There are many different regulations around the world dealing with chemical notifications or registrations. They can be registration type (e.g. EU REACH) and inventory based (US TSCA). Some require registration or notification of new chemical substances only, whereas others include requirements for existing chemical substances. It can be a challenge for companies to keep track […]

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