Commentary & Analysis


24 January 2019

Electronics & Batteries Producer Responsibility Consultation Ends February 6th, 2019

As part of the legal directive to transfer current government-overseen waste diversion obligations to a privately-run Individual Producer[...]

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24 January 2019

China Publishes Chemical Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation to Update MEP Order No. 7 for Public Comment

After over a year of review and revision, on January 8, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the "Chemical[...]

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21 January 2019

UK Home Office to Publicize Names of Non-compliant Companies Under Modern Slavery Act

In November, the UK Home Office contacted over 17,000 companies that it believed were obliged to publish an annual modern slavery statement under the[...]

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21 January 2019

Options to Step Up EU Action Against Deforestation

Overview

Following on from the EC study published in 2013, a new feasibility study was published in January 2018 on options to step up EU action[...]

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17 January 2019

New REACH SVHCs Published Plus Restriction Proposals

The European Chemical Agency announced the addition of six substances to the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern on the 15th[...]

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10 January 2019

REACH Restriction of Four Phthalates

The EU adopted Regulation 2018/20051 on 17th December 2018, which amend entry 51 of Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. Annex XVII is the list of[...]

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10 January 2019

EU Member State National Substances Legislation

EU Member States are increasingly adopting national legislation on substances that imposes requirements in addition to EU legislation such as the REACH[...]

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07 January 2019

African Regulatory Spotlight – The Importance of Early Warning for Compliance

Welcome to K2J’s African Regulatory Spotlight, your source for news and opinion regarding environmental and safety regulations among the 55 countries[...]

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13 December 2018

ECHA Publishes Guidance on Biocidally Treated Articles

ECHA has published brief guidance[1] on how to understand and comply with the requirements of the Biocidal Products Regulation[2] (BPR) with regard to[...]

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11 December 2018

New Guide Offers Advice to Economic Operators on Meeting LVD Obligations

The EU Low Voltage Directive (LVD) specifies obligations for economic operators, meaning manufacturers of in-scope electrical equipment, authorized[...]

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