Commentary & Analysis


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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21 August 2019

EU Adopts New Market Surveillance Legislation

The EU adopted new Regulation 2019/1020 on 20 June 2019 which regulates market surveillance of most EU legislation1. However, this also includes new[...]

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14 August 2019

RoHS Exemption Proposed Delegated Acts

The latter stages of the RoHS exemption request procedure is for the European Commission to propose draft delegated acts which undergo a period of[...]

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07 August 2019

EU and US Continue Push for Reparability Rules

The so-called ‘right to repair’ movement is advancing in the EU, with rules obliging electrical appliance manufacturers to design products with[...]

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29 July 2019

CloseWEEE Project Results Revealed

Waste arising from the disposal of used items of electrical and electronic equipment continues to present challenges to EU policy-makers, not least as[...]

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16 July 2019

EU: Four New SVHC's Added to REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List on 16th July 2019. The Candidate[...]

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25 June 2019

RoHS Exemptions Renewals Update

A coalition of over 30 trade associations that represent the interests of manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment has been formed to[...]

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21 June 2019

UK REACH after Brexit

Once the UK leaves the EU – with or without a “deal” – and it is no longer in the European Single Market, it will be treated as a non-EU country or[...]

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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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