Global Outlook 2020: The Brexit endgame? Locked

As the UK heads towards an 11-month transition period following its departure from the EU, Chemical Watch Europe editor Luke Buxton outlines the possible outcomes for chemical suppliers and other stakeholders.

Europe, UK

Global Outlook 2020: Moment of truth for Saicm and the UN’s chemicals programme Locked

A critical moment has arrived for the UN’s chemicals programme. Ginger Hervey, Chemical Watch’s UN and emerging markets reporter, takes a look at what’s coming down the pipeline

Global, Multinational bodies

Retailer bans on all phthalates 'misguided', says ACC Locked

North America, United States

US EPA provisionally clears most uses of carbon tetrachloride Locked

Seventh TSCA draft risk evaluation finds concerns for occupational non-users

North America, United States

NGO warns about impact of chemical pollution on biodiversity Locked

Europe

EPA publishes preliminary lists of companies responsible for TSCA fees Locked

High-priority chemical manufacturers have 60 days to self-identify to agency

North America, United States

German environment agency names new president Locked

Europe, Germany

EU withdraws flame retardants exemptions under UN POPs treaty Locked

No longer necessary following Europe's POPs recast

Europe

FDA study finds sunscreen compounds enter blood after one use Locked

Tests considered six active ingredients in follow-up to work last year

North America, United States

Echa round-up Locked

Europe

Industry reels as UK Chancellor tells them to expect post Brexit divergence Locked

Regulatory compliance 'non-negotiable' for market access, says CBA

Europe, UK

Canada publishes hazard classifications for first time Locked

Canada, North America

New York state adopts stricter VOC limits for coatings Locked

North America, United States, US states

US EPA round-up Locked

North America, United States

Envi objects to proposed EU Commission lead restriction Locked

Proposed amendments not protective enough of human health and environment

Europe

China consults government on draft law to replace Decree 591 Locked

Industry urged to upgrade hazardous chemical handling processes

Asia Pacific, China

Commission launches network to connect nine ‘exposome’ research projects Locked

Europe

Efsa to host forum on human health risks of nano and microplastics in food Locked

Europe

Saicm workshop furthers discussions of UN General Assembly resolution Locked

Outcome to be presented at negotiations in Bucharest in March

Global, Multinational bodies

Study suggests decline in IQ loss from exposure to PBDEs, mercury and lead Locked

Researchers warn of regrettable substitutions

North America, United States

State attorneys general call TSCA solvent risk evaluations 'unlawful' Locked

Potential legal challenges loom for first ten substance reviews

North America, United States, US states

California PFAS priority product proposal sparks discord Locked

A chemical class approach should not be used, says ACC

North America, United States, US states

California VOC limits would be ‘challenging’ to meet Locked

HCPA providing input to CARB on feasibility of proposed reductions

North America, United States, US states

New label will identify PFAS-free firefighting foams Locked

North America, United States

Ikea recalls travel mug after 'inconsistent tests' find phthalate DBP Locked

Product was made in India and on sale since last October

Europe, Global

Big Interview: Sylvie Lemoine – steering change in a pivotal year Locked

Cefic executive director of product stewardship on the challenges ahead for industry

Europe

App to detect SVHCs in articles launched across EU Locked

'Check Chemistry' scans product barcodes for information

Denmark, Europe

UK chemicals industry urged to exert 'soft influence' on EU post-Brexit Locked

Trade associations can work with bloc counterparts to make voice heard

Europe, UK

EU Commission adopts REACH chromium trioxide authorisation decision Locked

Europe

Latin American countries and industry to cooperate on chemicals tasks Locked

'Building trust' between governments and companies key, workshop found

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Global, Latin America & Caribbean