Commentary & Analysis


07 September 2018

REACH SVHCs – Six Proposed Additions

The European Chemical Agency published proposals to add six substances to the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern on the 4th[...]

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07 September 2018

ECHA Propose to Add 18 Substances to REACH Annex XIV

Substances of Very High Concern in the Candidate List are regularly considered for addition to Annex XIV. If a substance is included in Annex XIV, it[...]

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05 September 2018

Key Product Regulatory Developments in China January to June 2018 - Your Questions Answered

Compliance & Risks recently hosted a webinar on Key Product Regulatory Developments in China January to June 2018. If you didn’t get a chance to[...]

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03 September 2018

Stringent Standby Requirements on the Way for Networked Electrical and Electronic Household Products

With Tier 3 networked standby ecodesign requirements commencing in 2019, industry actors are appealing for the adoption of tighter energy consumption[...]

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30 August 2018

Landmark International Agreement on Circular Economy

The Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Between the European Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s[...]

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27 August 2018

The European Commission’s Latest EMC Directive Guidance

In March of this year, the European Commission published an updated “Guide for the EMC (Electromagnetic CompatibilityDirective”. Although published[...]

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21 August 2018

EEA Finds National Efforts to Promote Reuse of Waste are Largely Voluntary Despite EU Legislative Imperative

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its fourth annual report regarding waste prevention programs in Europe. The latest report focuses[...]

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08 August 2018

New Deal for Consumers - European Commission Proposes New Consumer Rights

The European Commission recently announced a “New Deal for Consumers” – aimed at strengthening consumer rights and authorities’ enforcement powers[...]

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31 July 2018

OECD Produces Landmark Paper on Consumer Product Safety in the Internet of Things

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published the latest in its set of Digital Economy Papers entitled[...]

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04 July 2018

EU: More Information on the Uses of the 10 SVHCs Added to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on 27th June 2018 that ten more Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the Candidate List[...]

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