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Enforceability on Restricting Creosote: Advice now available

To improve transparency in the legislative process, ECHA’s Enforcement Forum decided to make its advice on the enforceability of REACH restriction proposals public. The Forum advice will, from now on, be available on ECHA’s website. The...

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ECHA provides advice on new hazard classes for substances and mixtures

Three new hazard classes for classifying, labelling and packaging (CLP) substances and mixtures entered into force on 20 April 2023. ECHA has published information on the application dates and related guidance. The European Commission updated the...

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ECHA adds Nine Hazardous Chemicals to Candidate List

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 233 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the risks of these chemicals and must also give...

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Over 600 new substances added to REACH Study Results

REACH Study Results – a collection of non-confidential substance data submitted to ECHA under REACH – has been refreshed, with 654 new substances added since September 2021. The data contains results from studies that relate to:...

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Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements

The European Commission has revised certain information requirements for registering chemicals under REACH. Companies should start to prepare as the changes will begin to apply in October 2022. ECHA will publish further advice later this year....

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New Guideline Reduces Animal Testing and Protects From Allergies Caused by Chemicals

ECHA has published advice to registrants on how to reliably combine different sources of alternative data when assessing skin sensitisation of chemicals. This reduces the need to test on animals, while protecting people from allergies. The...

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ECHA Application for Authorisation Updated

Companies applying for authorisation to use substances of very high concern will find the process is now more efficient and the documents more coherent thanks to the updated format recently published by ECHA. The revision was...

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European Commission Roadmaps on the Revision of CLP (2021) & REACH (2022)

In May 2021, the EU Commission published two roadmaps (Inception Impact Assessments) on the revision of the CLP and the REACH Regulations in line with the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The roadmaps include overall descriptions...

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EU & Nanomaterials

A survey of citizens in Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France and Poland was published at the end of 2020 which concluded that in general, EU citizens are demanding better labelling of everyday products containing nanomaterials. They are...

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Draft Guidance for Chemical Registration in China

In August 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) released the anticipated draft Guidance for Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances for a short period of public commenting, which ended on 6 September...

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Latest Regulatory News

Jan-2024

Biocides > News

ECHA Identifies Research Needs for Regulating Hazardous Chemicals

A published report by ECHA focuses on ‘Key areas of regulatory challenge 2023’ that identifies areas where research is needed to protect people and the environment...

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Dec-2023

Crop Protection > News

European discovery sheds light on how melon crops resist CMV virus

Latest research conducted by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain has identified a protein that could make melons resistant to the...

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