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Brazil Proposes to Greenlight Continued Use of Glyphosate in Pesticides

16 April 2019

ANVISA is seeking input from interested parties by 6 June on a proposal that would allow glyphosate to continue to be used as an active ingredient in pesticides sold in Brazil. The agency determined t...Read More

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Clothing Storage Units to Be Targeted for Non-Compliance with Relevant Voluntary Standards

19 March 2019

Consumer Product Safety Commission Deputy Executive Director DeWayne Ray recently urged importers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers of clothing storage units to ensure that their products com...Read More

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Public Consultation Launched, Seeking Feedback, with a View to Evaluating EU Law on Food Contact Materials

5 March 2019

The Commission’s notice initiating the consultation notes that food contact materials (FCMs) are all materials that come into contact with food, including packaging, kitchenware and tableware, and the...Read More

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Argentina Adopts Ban on Mercury-added Products

21 Feb 2019

Argentina will prohibit from 1 January 2020 the importation, exportation and production of a range of mercury-added products in an effort to comply with the provisions of the Minamata Convention on Me...Read More

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ECHA Urged to Follow Through with Database of Products Containing Hazardous Substances

18 Feb 2019

By 5 January 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is mandated to establish a database of articles that contain so-called Candidate List substances and make this information available to waste tr...Read More

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UK Plans to Introduce UKCA Symbol to Replace CE Marking in Case of a “No Deal” Brexit

14 Feb 2019

In case of a “no deal” Brexit, the UK government announced, on 2 February 2019, that it will introduce its own marking for conformity assessment, used to certify household products such as kettles or ...Read More

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Restriction Proposed Regarding Intentionally Added Microplastics

12 Feb 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on 30 January 2019 that it has submitted a “restriction proposal” for microplastic particles that are intentionally added to mixtures used by consumers o...Read More

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Argentina Updates List of Banned Pesticide Active Principles, Approves New Registration Procedures for Medicinal Specialties

24 Jan 2019

Argentina has approved a new list of banned active principles in fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, acaricides, growth regulators and related products....Read More

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EU Agency Starts Enforcement Programme on REACH Compliance

22 Jan 2019

Earlier in January 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and national customs officials started an EU-wide enforcement programme to check if importers and manufacturers comply with registration o...Read More

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California Lists Certain Paint/Varnish Strippers as Priority Product

8 Jan 2019

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has designated paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride as a priority product under the Safer Consumer Products regulations. The r...Read More

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EU Opens New Quotas, Reduces Tariffs for Large Number of Products

4 Jan 2019

Council Regulation 2018/2069 is the first of the two new Regulations. It amends Regulation 1387/2013 (a so-called Framework Regulation), which suspends the autonomous common customs tariff duties on c...Read More

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New Regulation Will Restrict Phthalates in Consumer Goods EU-wide

3 Jan 2019

Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation, into which the core provisions of Commission Regulation 2018/2005 will be inserted, prohibits or restricts the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain...Read More

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New Demands Made for Circular Economy-compliant Carpets in Light of Report Revealing High Levels of Toxins

20 Dec 2018

For the purposes of the October report regarding the European carpets market, samples were selected from several large European carpets suppliers. It is reported that a number of chemical groups were ...Read More

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Imported Composite Wood Products Must be TSCA Compliant as of March 2019

13 Dec 2018

CBP is advising interested parties that after 22 March 2019 regulated composite wood products (i.e., panels), including hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fibreboard, may only be certi...Read More

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Mexico Adopts New Standards for Water Heaters

27 Nov 2018

The Mexican government has adopted new mandatory standards for household and commercial water heaters fuelled by liquified petroleum gas or natural gas with a thermal load no greater than 108 kW....Read More

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Canada Adopts New Energy Efficiency Standards for Various Products

15 Nov 2018

The Canadian government has adopted a number of changes to its energy efficiency and labelling regulations in order to further improve the efficiency standards of various products, take further action...Read More

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Argentina Unveils New Standards for Water Heaters

7 Nov 2018

Argentina has unveiled new mandatory standards for gas-fuelled instantaneous water heaters for household use, including minimum requirements and test methods related to the construction, safety, ratio...Read More

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Toxic Toys on the Market as a Result of European Legislative Inconsistencies

31 Oct 2018

The study has unveiled and called for an end to inconsistencies and mismatches in legislation on chemicals, products, and waste in the European Union and, even further afield, in Central and Eastern E...Read More

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Argentina Unveils Framework Standards for Pressure Products

29 Oct 2018

Argentina recently established a regulatory framework for the adoption of specific technical requirements for products subject to pressure with or without fire that are sold domestically. While no spe...Read More

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California’s Broad Restrictions on Flame Retardant Chemicals Enacted into Law

11 Oct 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law legislation banning the use effective from 1 January 2020 of most flame retardant chemicals in children’s products, mattresses and upholstered ...Read More

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