Commentary & Analysis


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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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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