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Global Business Briefing – May 2018

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Key developments:

  • There’s an app for that - The AskREACH project aims to make Article 33 of REACH work better by enabling consumers to track SVHCs in articles
  • China continues to surprise - Several new regulations have already been released in 2018, but ministerial realignment brings confusion
  • A loudly ticking clock - As Brexit looms closer, industry associations are debating what role they can play in shaping it
  • HCF 2018: Pondering plastic - The Helsinki Chemical Forum will feature a high-level panel debate on the global issue of plastic waste
  • Challenges for waste legislation in the circular economy - Classification is creating hurdles to the reuse of waste
  • TSCA gets a new acronym - Efforts to reduce animal testing have led to the US importing a concept from Europe
  • Enhancing the safety of new chemicals under reformed TSCA - Recent changes in approach are contrary to Congress’s intentions in terms of regulating exposure to chemicals
  • Endocrine disruption – converting a definition into regulatory action - Robust guidance is essential for the effective implementation of endocrine disruption criteria

Contents of this month's briefing