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Global Business Briefing – July/August 2014

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Top articles in this month's issue

 

● we ask whether synergies can be found between the growing interest in bio-chemicals/materials and efforts to substitute chemicals of concern;

● Axel Singhofen, an adviser to the Greens in the European Parliament, argues that the chemical industry sees the TTIP trade talks as a chance to attack the precautionary principle;

● regular columnist the 3E Company gives a global round-up of RoHS-style regulations, including RoHS2 in Europe;

 as California prepares to publish draft proposals on how it will prioritise products for alternatives assessment (AA), specialist law firm Keller & Heckman says the state must set clear chemical thresholds for such products;

 in the first of a series of articles in the run-up toICCM4, next year’s big UN chemicals summit, we explain how the IOMC brings nine agencies together to work on chemicals management; and

● we discover that in-cabin air quality and conflict minerals have joined SVHCs as issues that Japanese car companies are reporting on.  

 

 

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