Commentary & Analysis


26 March 2020

Bangladesh RoHS and WEEE Draft Laws Proposed

Bangladesh is planning to be one of the next countries to adopt RoHS-like legislation. However, the draft proposal submitted to the World Trade[...]

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27 January 2020

Three Proposed Additions to REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed three Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for possible addition to the REACH Candidate List. The[...]

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21 January 2020

US TSCA High Priority Substance Rules Include Imported Articles

The US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was amended in 2018 to require manufacturers and processors of high priority chemicals to pay fees to fund[...]

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12 December 2019

EU: RoHS Additional Substance Prioritization

As part of the RoHS additional substances study, the Oeko Institut has been asked by the European Commission to produce a list of substances to be[...]

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09 December 2019

RoHS Exemption Renewal Update

Exemptions to use RoHS restricted substances are time limited. The deadline for requesting renewal of Annex III and Annex IV exemptions from the RoHS[...]

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29 November 2019

EU REACH: Hazardous Chemical Notification Failure

A study on the communication in the supply chain of information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) has been published. The study was carried out[...]

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04 October 2019

RoHS Proposed Additional Substances Review

A consultation on proposals to restrict seven types of substances by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU was published in April 2018. The first results of[...]

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03 October 2019

18 Substances Proposed for EU REACH Authorization List

On 1 October 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a list of eighteen substances that it is proposing to add the list of substances[...]

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18 September 2019

EU Waste Framework Directive SVHC Database

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published details of the SCIP (Substances of Concern In Products) database. ECHA plan to launch a prototype[...]

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05 September 2019

EU REACH: Four New SVHCs Proposed

The European Chemicals Agency has proposed four substances to be added to the REACH Candidate List as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Three of[...]

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