Commentary & Analysis

12 June 2019

EU REACH: Another Phthalate Proposed as SVHC

Sweden has announced its intention to submit a dossier proposing the addition of diisohexyl phthalate (EC 276-090-2, CAS 71850-09-4) to the Candidate[...]

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20 May 2019

Status of Proposed Cobalt Restriction under REACH

Cobalt is an uncommon but important substance with many uses. It is essential in the human diet in the form of vitamin B12. However, in some other[...]

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08 April 2019

UK Introduces Online Energy Label Creator

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UK government department responsible for ecodesign and energy product policy,[...]

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04 April 2019

UK OPSS Publishes Guidance on No Deal Brexit

The UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published guidance on product safety in the event of a No Deal Brexit. This guidance builds[...]

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06 March 2019

UK Plans Own Version of CE Mark

The UK Government announced that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, there are plans to replace the CE mark with the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) mark.

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01 March 2019

Update on Saudi Online Conformity Assessment System 'SABER'

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) recently announced further developments applicable to the SABER online conformity[...]

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28 February 2019

UAE Will No Longer Recognize the CE Mark Under RoHS

Compliance & Risks has been notified by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer[...]

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24 January 2019

Electronics & Batteries Producer Responsibility Consultation Ends February 6th, 2019

As part of the legal directive to transfer current government-overseen waste diversion obligations to a privately-run Individual Producer[...]

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24 January 2019

China Publishes Chemical Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation to Update MEP Order No. 7 for Public Comment

After over a year of review and revision, on January 8, 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the "Chemical[...]

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21 January 2019

UK Home Office to Publicize Names of Non-compliant Companies Under Modern Slavery Act

In November, the UK Home Office contacted over 17,000 companies that it believed were obliged to publish an annual modern slavery statement under the[...]

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