Commentary & Analysis


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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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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30 October 2018

New RoHS Stakeholder Consultation

The Oeko Institut announced a new stakeholder consultation on 26th October 2018 on two aspects of the RoHS Directive1:

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24 October 2018

RoHS Exemption Request Assessment Reports Published

The Oeko Institut has published two reports on its assessment of RoHS Directive exemption renewal requests and of new exemption requests1. These are[...]

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18 October 2018

REACH Annex XVII Restrictions on CMRs in Textiles

The European Commission adopted new legislation under the REACH Regulation on 10th October 2018 to restrict 33 substances in clothing and footwear as[...]

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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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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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