Commentary & Analysis


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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10 December 2018

New Guidance Advises When EU legislation Other Than the LVD Applies to Electrical Equipment

Earlier this year the European Commission published “the LVD Guide”, an updated set of guidelines to accompany the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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06 December 2018

European Commission Publishes Recommended Text of RoHS Exemptions

The European Commission published on 21 November 2018, eight renewals of existing exemptions and one new exemption in Annex III. These are for scrutiny[...]

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05 December 2018

EC Amends REACH to Require Information on Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) announced on December 3, 2018, that it adopted amendments to several Annexes of the Registration, Evaluation,[...]

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05 December 2018

Canada's Milestone Country-wide Commitment on Circular Economy

The CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment)'s Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, dated November 2018, outlines the commitment of all[...]

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30 November 2018

BSI Confirms Full Membership of CEN and CENELEC Post-Brexit

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announcedi that the General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC have, respectively, approved its ongoing[...]

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30 November 2018

European Commission’s New LVD Guide Offers Clarification on the Directive’s Scope

In August, the European Commission published an updated set of guidelines to accompany the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). This superseded the provisional[...]

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29 November 2018

EPA Publishes First Draft TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on November 15, 2018, announcing the availability of and seeking[...]

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21 November 2018

UK Government Takes Caution Dealing With Chemicals in Event of “No Deal” Brexit

It seems continuity is king when it comes to the Government’s no-deal plans for chemicals. This is perhaps not surprising given the notorious[...]

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