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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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Brexit Update

Background The 29th March and 12th April deadlines for the UK’s exit from the European Union have come and gone, and a new exit date of 31st October has been agreed with the EU. However, if the UK fail to hold European Elections this month, they could exit without a deal on 1st June. This […]

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ECHA’s PCN portal is now ready

With the first deadline of 1st January 2020 rapidly approaching (applicable to consumer type products only), ECHA has recently released a dedicated portal which will allow businesses to prepare and submit notifications to Poison Centres as required by the CLP Regulation.

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