Commentary & Analysis


18 October 2018

Summary of the Amended K-REACH

Sub-regulations of K-REACH and Chemical Product Safety Act, a  new full name of K-BPR, will be promulgated in November or December 2018.

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17 October 2018

UK Government’s Second Set of Guidance on “No Deal” Brexit Highlights Complications for Manufacturers and Sellers of CE Marked Products

The UK Government has published further “technical notices” that outline the implications for businesses if the UK exits the EU without having secured[...]

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16 October 2018

Six Key Takeaways from the Companies versus Climate Change Conference

In a week that saw the publication of the IPCC special report on global warming and the upholding by a Dutch court of appeal of a historic ruling that[...]

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15 October 2018

Brand Owner v. Retail Models of Funding the Circular Economy

Resource recovery through the operation of reverse supply chains requires substantial funding, at least while producers work to internalize and[...]

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05 October 2018

Public Database of SVHC Uses in Articles - EU Consultation

Following our earlier commentary concerning the publication of directive 2018/8511, ECHA is now consulting on the implementation of the proposed[...]

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02 October 2018

PAS 7100:2018 - Standardizing the Product Recall Process

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has sponsored the development of standardization document PAS 7100:20181. A PAS, or[...]

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27 September 2018

EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Understanding the Geographic Scope

Regulation (EU) 2017/821 requires that the European Commission issue non-legally binding guidelines to identify the “conflict-affected and high-risk[...]

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27 September 2018

UK Office for Product Safety and Standards Provides Insight Into Objectives

The new UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) recently published its detailed strategy paper, outlining its plans and priorities for its[...]

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26 September 2018

Timber Regulation Infringements Prove a Clear Focus in Recent UK Market Surveillance Activity

In July, the Office for Product Safety & Standards (previously known as the Regulatory Delivery Directorate) published a summary of the enforcement[...]

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25 September 2018

German Environment Agency Seeks Information From Article Suppliers Regarding REACH Article 33

The German Environment Agency (UBA) is one of the leading organisations behind AskREACH, a project aimed at raising awareness on Substances of Very[...]

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