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  • 23 September 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    REACH: REGULATION (EU) 2020/1149 amending Annex XVII of REACH

    Regulation (EU) N ° 2020/1149 has been published which amends Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) N ° 1907/2006 (REACH). The update concerns a ban on placing on the market for diisocyanates unless certain...

  • 16 September 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    CLP: 15° ATP

    The 15° ATP Regulation 2020/1182 has been published, amending Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. Annex VI of the CLP Regulation contains a list of substances subject to harmonized classification, this list...

  • 20 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Proposal for an update of the harmonized classification of ethanol

    Greece has proposed a new harmonized classification for ethanol CAS 64-17-5. The proposed classification is as follows: Flam. Liq. 2, H225 Eye Irrit. 2, H319 Repr. 2, H361d Lact., H362 STOT SE 3, H336...

  • 19 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: New decisions of the Board of Appeal on vertebrate animal testing of cosmetic ingredients

    ECHA's Board of Appeal has taken two important decisions examining the links between REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation regarding the requirements for animal testing. For more information, visit the ECHA...

  • 13 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Diisocyanates restricted under REACH

    Diisocyanates should not be used on their own or as a constituent in other substances or in mixtures for industrial and professional uses in concentrations above 0.1 % by weight after 24 August 2023. Placing...

  • 13 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    CLP: 15th ATP to the CLP

    The European Commission has published the 15th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation. Amends Annex VI to CLP, adding 37 new entries, revising 21 entries and deleting two entries. For...

  • 13 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    CLP: Six EU countries accept poison centres notification through ECHA's portal

    Six countries accept notification to poison centers via the ECHA submission portal. The countries are Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia. By January 2021, most EU countries will...

  • 13 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Deadlines for updating registration dossiers clarified

    The European Commission has clarified the meaning of "without undue delay" in an implementing regulation, which has now received a favorable vote from all Member States. Companies are responsible for updating...

  • 06 August 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    Important news about some cosmetic ingredients

    At the meeting of the EU WG on Cosmetics on 25 June 2020, three important innovations were approved for cosmetic ingredients: 1- A new UV filter has been authorized - methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene...

  • 31 July 2020

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    EXTENSION OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY STATE FROM COVID-19

    On Wednesday 29 July 2020 the Council of Ministers met and approved a law extending the duration of the state of emergency from Covid -9 approved on 31 January 2020. The epidemiological state of emergency,...

  • 28 July 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    Added 22 new dangerous substances to the PIC Regulation.

    22 new substances have recently been added to the PIC Regulation (EU Reg. N. 649/2012), which regulates the import and export of certain dangerous chemicals. Exporters of these 22 substances now have to...

  • 28 July 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    Changes in product categorisation for notifying poison centres

    The European product categorisation system (EuPCS) has been recently updated. The changes include: - Splitting the category ‘e-liquids and mixtures for electronic cigarettes (PC-ELQ)’ into ‘e-liquids...

  • 09 July 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    REACH: DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP phthalates are limited in articles from 7 July 2020

    DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP phthalates are limited in articles as of July 7, 2020. Conditions of restrictions: 1-They cannot be used as substances or in mixtures, individually or in any combination of phthalates...

  • 01 July 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Combinations of biocidal active ingredients

    The ECHA Biocides Committee (BPC) recommends the following combinations of active substances: Carbon dioxide generated from propane, butane or a mixture of both by combustion. Product type 19 (repellents...

  • 29 June 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    REACH: Regulation (EU) 2020/878 introduces some news on the compilation of the SDS

    Regulation (EU) 2020/878 has been published which amends annex II of regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 (REACH) relating to the compilation of the SDSs that are provided for a substance or mixture. The new...

  • 25 June 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Updating the candidate list

    Three substances have been added to the candidate list two because of their reproductive toxicity and one because it is an endocrine disruptor. and the SVHC list contains 209 substances. Starting in January...

  • 23 June 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Resorcinol is not identified as SVHC

    The ECHA Member State Committee has not accepted to identify resorcinol as an SVHC substance due to its endocrine disrupting properties. The Member State Committee has not unanimously supported France's...

  • 16 June 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    POP Regulation: Annex I modified to insert PFOA

    On 15 June 2020 an amendment was published to the regulation governing the so-called POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants) to insert PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), its salts and the compounds related to...

  • 03 June 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Limitation of silicon-based substances in consumer and professional products

    The consolidated opinion of the risk assessment and socio-economic analysis committees in support of ECHA's proposal to limit the use of cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6 is now available. The proposal aims...

  • 20 April 2020

    Chemicals compliance

    ECHA: Regulation 2020/507 modifies the percentage of registration dossiers for verification of compliance

    Article 41 of the REACH Regulation requires ECHA to select a percentage of registration dossiers to check whether the information submitted by registrants complies with the legal requirements. With the...