Commentary & Analysis


18 September 2019

EU Waste Framework Directive SVHC Database

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published details of the SCIP (Substances of Concern In Products) database. ECHA plan to launch a prototype[...]

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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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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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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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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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