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  • 01 February 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Publication of the Commission decision on the authorization of certain substances

    Release decisions regarding the authorization of certain substances in Annex XIV of REACH have been published in the EU Official Journal. The authorizations concern the uses of the following substances: ...

  • 01 February 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    REACH: REACH Korea Update

    The updated K-Reach entered into force on 1 January 2019. There are about 7000 existing chemicals that will be subject to K-Reach Registration. Companies make joint registration (Joint registration) which...

  • 31 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Restriction proposal for microplastic particles intentionally added to consumer and professional mixtures

    Following a careful assessment of risks to the environment and human health, ECHA confirmed the need for a restriction on the addition of microplastics in some types of products. If adopted, this restriction...

  • 31 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: The report on the restrictions of D4, D5, D6 has been published

    ECHA published the report on the restriction of D4, D5, D6. D4, D5 and D6 were identified by the Committee of ECHA Member States as SVHC substances with PBT / vPvB properties. PBT / vPvB substances give...

  • 31 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Published the formaldehyde restriction report

    The raport on the restriction of Formaldehyde and on formaldehyde ceases in mixtures and articles for consumers has been published. The proposal is to limit the placing on the market or the use of all...

  • 29 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    TOYS: Update of Legislative Decree No. 54 of 2011

    The Legislative Decree No. 54 of 11 April 2011 on the safety of toys has been modified to incorporate the latest updates of the following directives: - Directive (EU) 2017/738 regarding lead modifies Annex...

  • 16 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: 6 new SVHC substances added to candidate substances

    ECHA added five new substances to the list of candidate substances due to their dangerousness. The decision to include the four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was taken with the involvement of...

  • 11 January 2019

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Restriction proposals for N, N-dimethylformamide and cobalt sulphate cobalt dinitrate cobalt dichloride cobalt carbonate cobalt di (acetate)

    Two public consultations have been opened concerning the following substances: N, N-dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2): toxic substance for reproduction, the restriction proposal concerns the production...

  • 20 December 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Report of the Enforcement project

    The project relating to controls on the implementation of the REACH Regulation has been published on the ECHA website REACH-ENFORCE 5. The control authorities of 29 EU and EEA countries conducted 898 inspections...

  • 19 December 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    REACH: Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 amending item 51 of Annex XVII of REACH

    On the Official Journal of the European Union the Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 was published, which modifies Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. The Regulation modifies item 51 of Annex XVII which applies...

  • 13 December 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    NOTIFICATION OF HAZARD MIXTURES: PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    With the introduction of Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation an importer and a downstream user of dangerous mixtures classified for health hazards and physical hazards must notify according to the new legal...

  • 06 December 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: The RAC adopted 19 opinions on harmonized classifications and the SEAC final opinion on the proposal for restriction of PFCAs

    The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) concluded 19 opinions on harmonized classification and labeling, including opinions on the environmental risks of lead, other industrial chemicals, as well as 12 pesticides...

  • 28 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    COSMETICS: REGULATION (EU) 2018/1847 amendments to Annex V o-Phenylphenol

    On November 26, 2018 the Regulation (EU) 2018/1847 was published. The substance biphenyl-2-ol, and its salts, which have been assigned the names o-phenylphenol, MEA o-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate...

  • 28 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Notification deadline for 10 SVHC substances contained in articles

    Manufacturers and importers must notify ECHA of the substances listed in the candidate list in their articles, if both conditions are met: The substance is present in the reference articles in a concentration...

  • 28 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Proposal for harmonized classification for citric acid CAS 77-92-9

    ECHA proposed a harmonized classification for Citric Acid CAS NUMBER 77-92-9. The classification proposal is Skin Irrit. 2, H315, Eye Irrit. 2, H319, STOT SE 3, H335 We invite stakeholders to...

  • 22 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    CLP: Adjustments to technical progress

    In 10 years the CLP Regulation has undergone 11 adjustments to technical progress. In 2018 3 ATP were released, such as: The VIII ATP (Regulation (EU) 2016/918) which is already compulsorily applied...

  • 14 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    How will the UK withdrawal affect you?

    The United Kingdom will be released by the European Union on March 30, 2019. The UK exit will lead to several changes for companies based in the UK or having businesses with companies based in the United...

  • 12 November 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    What happens when a substance enters the candidate list?

    The Lead is present in the list of candidates starting from June 2018 and could be included in the future list of substances in authorization. Every year ECHA will ascertain how it is given to substances,...

  • 16 October 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Annex XVII update of the REACH Regulation

    On October 12, Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 was published, which modifies Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. The European Commission has used a simplified procedure (Article 68) in order to propose the restriction...

  • 10 October 2018

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: 96 substances to be evaluated by the Member States in 2019-2021

    ECHA proposes 96 substances for evaluation by Member States under the rolling action plan at Community level (CoRAP) for 2019-2021. The forecast by the member states is to evaluate: 28 substances in...