Commentary & Analysis


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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21 January 2019

Options to Step Up EU Action Against Deforestation

Overview

Following on from the EC study published in 2013, a new feasibility study was published in January 2018 on options to step up EU action[...]

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17 January 2019

New REACH SVHCs Published Plus Restriction Proposals

The European Chemical Agency announced the addition of six substances to the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern on the 15th[...]

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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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