Commentary & Analysis


30 November 2018

BSI Confirms Full Membership of CEN and CENELEC Post-Brexit

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announcedi that the General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC have, respectively, approved its ongoing[...]

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30 November 2018

European Commission’s New LVD Guide Offers Clarification on the Directive’s Scope

In August, the European Commission published an updated set of guidelines to accompany the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). This superseded the provisional[...]

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29 November 2018

EPA Publishes First Draft TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on November 15, 2018, announcing the availability of and seeking[...]

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21 November 2018

UK Government Takes Caution Dealing With Chemicals in Event of “No Deal” Brexit

It seems continuity is king when it comes to the Government’s no-deal plans for chemicals. This is perhaps not surprising given the notorious[...]

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12 November 2018

Plastics Global Commitment Model for All Products?

The recent announcement of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment (the “Global[...]

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09 November 2018

Preliminary Announcement of the Amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Vehicles

The Korean Ministry of Environment announced on October 4, 2018, with 40 days of consideration period for comments, amendments to the Enforcement[...]

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07 November 2018

Status of Ecodesign Preparatory Studies for Product Groups Identified as Potential Regulatory Targets

The European Commission pursues a “Working Plan” when it comes to the development and revision of EU ecodesign legislation. The current Working Plan[...]

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30 October 2018

Draft Regulation on the Implementation of the Energy Labeling Database Circulated

One of the requirements of the 2017 Energy Labeling Framework Regulation is that the European Commission will “establish and maintain a product[...]

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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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25 October 2018

Electronics Makers at Risk with e-Waste Exports

“Canada continues to allow exports of hazardous e-waste to flow to developing countries (in this case, China and Pakistan)… These are all likely to be[...]

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