Commentary & Analysis


06 July 2020

EU Consults on Proposed Laws for Software of Connected Devices

The European Commission is holding a public consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected[...]

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30 June 2020

Four SVHCs Added to the REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has added four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List, making a total number of 209 substances[...]

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05 June 2020

EU: What Standards are Needed to Support the Circular Economy Action Plan?

Specializing in giving voice to environmental concerns in standardization, ECOS is a pan-European NGO based out of Brussels. It recently published a[...]

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28 May 2020

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: the EC and EPRM Knowledge Portals

With six months to go before the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/821) takes effect, two separate online portals have emerged to[...]

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25 May 2020

RoHS Harmonized Standard EN 63000 Update

On 18 May 2020, the EU published in the Official Journal that standard EN 63000:2018 will become a RoHS Directive harmonized standard which has a[...]

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20 May 2020

EU: Classification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Under REACH

Substances that are classified as endocrine disruptors are believed to be some of the most harmful to human health or the environment, however it is[...]

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23 April 2020

EU RoHS Exemptions and Additional Substances Update

The Oeko-Institut is assessing requests for new RoHS exemptions and exemption renewals for the European Commission and recently announced a new[...]

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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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