Commentary & Analysis


21 January 2021

Two New SVHC's Added to the REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on the 19th January 2021 that two Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) have been added to the[...]

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06 January 2021

First Indicative List of Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas Published

As of 1 January 2021, Regulation (EU) 2017/821 will require supply chain due diligence to be conducted concerning the import of the 3TG (tin,[...]

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02 November 2020

New EU Chemicals Strategy Published Amid Concerns on EU-UK Policy

On 14 October, the European Commission unveiled a new EU-level chemicals strategy. Intending to chart a long-term vision for EU chemicals policy, the[...]

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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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