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Global Business Briefing – March 2018

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Key developments:

  • Read-across steps forward - The EU-ToxRisk project is moving closer to achieving its objectives
  • REACH up for review - The European Commission has finally published the second REACH Refit Evaluation
  • In the news
  • Around the hubs
  • Taking stock of chemicals - Retailers are being urged to take the lead on chemical management in the US
  • Gearing up for next-phase risk assessments in Japan - Japan is preparing for risk assessments of UVCBs, while developing a new model to replace animal testing and further reducing its carbon footprint
  • Poorly soluble, low toxicity particles facing review - Classification of titanium dioxide as a carcinogen could have major consequences for related substances too
  • REACH tasks beyond the final registration deadline - Registrants still have many obligations after 31 May
  • New TSCA inspires new litigation - Transparency is necessary for the REACH process to deliver
  • Breaking Echa’s culture of secrecy to deliver on REACH promises - Some recent lawsuits have challenged the EPA’s interpretation of the latest US chemical laws
  • Manufacturing CEOs: closing the product safety gap - When specifying materials, manufacturers must also consider chemical safety

Contents of this month's briefing