Commentary & Analysis


20 January 2022

IEC 62474 Updates to Declarable Substances List (DSL)

The IEC 62474 declarable substance list (DSL) was updated on 17 January 2022, coinciding with ECHA’s update to the EU REACH Candidate List.

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19 January 2022

Ecodesign: Draft Law Set to Repeal EU Standby Regulation

On 7 January, the European Commission published a Draft Regulation laying down revised requirements for off mode, standby, and networked standby energy[...]

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18 January 2022

Recommendations Made for Nine RoHS Annex III Exemptions

The Oko Institut announced the publication of the final report on the “Study to assess requests for a renewal of nine (9) exemptions 6(a), 6(a)-I,[...]

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12 January 2022

EU: High Level of Non-Compliance With Chemical Regulations in Online Sales

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been coordinating pan-European enforcement action projects since the early days of EU REACH. The latest[...]

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07 December 2021

The EU RoHS Directive – What’s Next?

Written into the current version of EU RoHS – otherwise known as Directive 2011/65/EU – is an article concerned with legislative review. This is the[...]

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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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