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Global Business Briefing – April 2014

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Top articles in this month's issue

 ● we look at how Europe’s PVC industry is addressing concerns about the additives it uses and is seeking to turn the pressures it faces into an opportunity;

● companies such as the retail chain Staples and Construction Specialties say why they joined BizNGO, a US group of downstream firms which work on chemicals issues with the charity Clean Production Action;

● professor Ragnar Lofstedt of King’s Centre of Risk Management, says it’s time for the European Commission to change its policy on how the precautionary principle is used;

 Timo Unger, chairman of Acea’s REACH task force, argues that companies in the automotive supply chain need more time to check where SVHCs are found in materials; and

 in the BiocidesWatch column, Darren Abrahams and Craig Simpson of Steptoe & Johnson say a recent court ruling suggests the fees Regulation does not hold up to scrutiny.

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