Commentary & Analysis


12 October 2020

EU REACH: Endocrine Disruptor Lists

Within the EU, various chemical laws (notably REACH but also the Biocidal Products, Plant Protection Products and Cosmetics Products Regulations) seek[...]

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02 October 2020

UK Launches Consultation on Proposed Ecodesign & Energy Labeling Regulations

On 30th September 2020, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a formal consultation on new proposed ecodesign[...]

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01 October 2020

Call for EU Commission to Delay Reporting Requirement to SCIP Database

On 21st September 2020, a group of 40 different industry associations sent a letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen[...]

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14 August 2020

RoHS Exemption Request Overview

Exemptions to the use of RoHS restricted substances are time limited. The deadline for requesting renewal of Annex III and Annex IV exemptions from the[...]

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06 July 2020

EU Consults on Proposed Laws for Software of Connected Devices

The European Commission is holding a public consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected[...]

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30 June 2020

Four SVHCs Added to the REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has added four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List, making a total number of 209 substances[...]

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05 June 2020

EU: What Standards are Needed to Support the Circular Economy Action Plan?

Specializing in giving voice to environmental concerns in standardization, ECOS is a pan-European NGO based out of Brussels. It recently published a[...]

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28 May 2020

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: the EC and EPRM Knowledge Portals

With six months to go before the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/821) takes effect, two separate online portals have emerged to[...]

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25 May 2020

RoHS Harmonized Standard EN 63000 Update

On 18 May 2020, the EU published in the Official Journal that standard EN 63000:2018 will become a RoHS Directive harmonized standard which has a[...]

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20 May 2020

EU: Classification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Under REACH

Substances that are classified as endocrine disruptors are believed to be some of the most harmful to human health or the environment, however it is[...]

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