Commentary & Analysis

04 July 2018

EU: More Information on the Uses of the 10 SVHCs Added to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on 27th June 2018 that ten more Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the Candidate List[...]

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03 July 2018

EU: Lead Added to REACH SVHC List

Ten more substances were added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for authorization on the 27 June 2018. This brings the[...]

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27 June 2018

EU Concept of "Placing on the Market" - A Word of Caution for Online Operators

With the development of e-commence and the internet the way in which consumers shop and how businesses sell their goods has completely changed over the[...]

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20 June 2018

EU: Circular Economy Waste Package Published in Official Journal

The EU Circular Economy Waste Package has been officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will enter into force on 4 July[...]

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13 June 2018

Three Months until Effective Date for Amended Clear and Reasonable Warnings Requirements

There are approximately three months until the effective date of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) revisions to[...]

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08 June 2018

Announcement of Amendment to the Chemicals Control Act in South Korea

The Ministry of Environment recently announced amendments to the Chemical Controls Act (the “Act”), which proposes a universal chemical tracking system.

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17 May 2018

Commission Initiates Product Repairability Study While Raising Prospect of New Labeling Requirements for Goods

The European Commission has initiated a new study regarding product repairability by its dedicated research arm, the Joint Research Centre (JRC).


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11 May 2018

Connecticut enacts microfiber bill, but without labeling requirements

Connecticut's House passed H.B. 5360 (originally S.B. 341), An Act Concerning Clothing Fiber Pollution.

The bill was originally intended to establish[...]

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27 April 2018

France: Circular Economy Roadmap Introduces 50 Measures

By Compliance & Risks Knowledge Partner, SagisEPR

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18 April 2018

Gulf Cooperation Council: RoHS Requirements Currently Under Discussion

To further the unification of their trade, industrial and customs legislation, and remove obstacles to the establishment of a unified internal market,[...]

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