Commentary & Analysis


10 November 2021

Spotlight on Technology & Sustainability for EU 2022 Work Programme

The European Commission’s 2022 Work Programme contains 42 new policy initiatives, 26 initiatives for regulatory simplification, 76 pending priority[...]

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27 October 2021

A Look at the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) 2010 applies to a wide range of products including items of electrical and electronic equipment together[...]

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15 October 2021

Public Access to SVHC Database: Improved Awareness or More Legal Risk?

Recently, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA’s) database of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) has been opened to allow the public to access it.[...]

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08 October 2021

Long Anticipated Draft Aims to Regulate All Packaging in Spain

The draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste (‘the Draft’) was released on 28 September 2021 for public comment ending 23 October 2021. The[...]

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06 October 2021

UK Charting Its Own Path on First UK-Specific REACH Authorizations

The UK HSE has published draft recommendations for the potential inclusion of two substances in Annex 14 of UK REACH. The two substances concerned,[...]

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28 September 2021

Automotive Industry Best Practices for Using Trademarks to Combat Counterfeits

A recent interview with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) gave a first-hand look into how CBP agents seize counterfeit luxury goods at JFK airport, doing[...]

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28 September 2021

Proposed EU Legislation Sets Down New Rules for Sustainable Products

Three related legislative proposals on sustainability are on the European Commission’s agenda to be published in December 2021.

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27 September 2021

European Commission Seeks Input on Reform of Chemicals Classification Law

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on policy options to reform the CLP. Any individual, company or association can send their[...]

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24 September 2021

EU SCIP Database Opens to Public

On 14 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) granted public access to the online database ‘SCIP’, which is short for ‘Substances of Concern In[...]

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22 September 2021

Canada's Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation

Canada is at an interesting crossroads when it comes to extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation. While no such legislation currently exists[...]

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