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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Contents of this month's Briefing
- PVC: a unique story
- In the news
- BizNGO: helping firms at the end of the supply chain
- Sweden’s new toxicology research centre
- Automotive sector and tracking SVHCs
- Kallik's advice on cosmetics labelling
- BiocidesWatch: ECHA’s fees under the BPR
- Supply Chain Insights: GHS around the globe
- REACH & CLP Hub: authorisation overview
- NRDC says modernise FDA food additives programme
- Guest column: Ragnar Lofstedt on the precautionary principle
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