16 May 2019

South Korea considering delay to extended RoHS following industry concerns Locked

Enforcement postponed until at least 2020

Asia Pacific, South Korea
13 May 2019

Methanol restriction on windscreen fluids in EU comes into force Locked

9 May 2019

Methanol restriction on windscreen fluids comes into force in EU Locked

2 May 2019

Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting Locked

Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, Multinational bodies
30 Apr 2019

Aerospace organisation releases substance reporting tool Locked

Aims to address ‘inefficiencies’ in gathering data

Global, Multinational bodies
25 Apr 2019

Development of Echa SVHC database resumes after resources agreed Locked

But 2020 deadline looking 'very difficult'

17 Apr 2019

Waste management bodies back Echa SVHC database Locked

Data in one place a ‘great help’

15 Apr 2019

Decisions to authorise uses of SVHCs adopted by EU Commission Locked

Automotive chrome plating, industrial uses granted

5 Apr 2019

Lithuania streamlines controls on hazardous chemicals in end-of-life vehicles Locked

Ministry of Economics takes over responsibility

Europe, Lithuania
27 Mar 2019

Australia's Nicnas proposes 'managing' use and import of decaBDE Locked

Proposals based on collated evidence on the priority existing chemical

Asia Pacific, Australia
21 Mar 2019

EU titanium dioxide classification proposal hits waste obstacle Locked

Decision on CLP entry delayed again amid questions over waste forms

20 Mar 2019

EU rules out industry call to delay Echa SVHC database Locked

Development of prototype stalled for resourcing discussions

15 Mar 2019

Environmental NGOs push for PFAS-free airport firefighting foams Locked

North America, United States
7 Mar 2019

Industry wants to join in on development of Echa SVHC database Locked

Manufacturing experience 'should prove valuable'

6 Mar 2019

NGO researchers call to ban PFASs from firefighting foam Locked

Report cites environmental contamination, especially from military sites

North America, United States
28 Feb 2019

Rolls-Royce seeks UK REACH changes amid Brexit woes Locked

Engine maker concerned about EU authorisation decisions

Europe, UK
21 Feb 2019

Cross-sector alliance sets out chemical reporting objectives Locked

‘Mission statement’ sets long-term goal of full material declaration

Global, Multinational bodies
20 Feb 2019

REACH authorisation application rejected in EU first Locked

Request to use sodium dichromate ‘lacked sufficient elements’

20 Feb 2019

Germany launches public consultation on suspected vPvB Locked

Europe, Germany
20 Dec 2018

NGOs rally against industry's call to scrap Echa SVHC database Locked

Industry must become 'champions of transparency' and reinforce trust, they say

12 Dec 2018

Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined

5 Dec 2018

Greater EU regulatory consistency needed for end-of-life vehicles – industry Locked

SVHCs and substance thresholds under question

22 Nov 2018

Brazil’s RoHS may cover cars Locked

But heavy goods vehicles, such as trucks, expected to be exempt

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean
14 Nov 2018

EU automotive group launches ‘regulatory radar’ Locked

System will track relevant regulations being drafted

13 Nov 2018

Safety shortcomings found in 68% of inspected Finnish small workplaces Locked

Chemical risk assessment inappropriate in two thirds of companies

Europe, Finland
1 Nov 2018

Proactive Alliance to develop policy recommendations on SiA reporting Locked

Global, Multinational bodies
1 Nov 2018

California adds soluble nickel compounds to Prop 65 Locked

Californian regulatory landscape now more closely resembles the EU's

North America, United States
31 Oct 2018

Echa's SVHC database requirements to be 'within the law' Locked

Any additional information will be voluntary, agency says

24 Oct 2018

Conflict gold reaching US company supply chains, says NGO report Locked

More than 280 US firms potentially involved

Africa & Middle East, Belgium, Europe, North America, United States
24 Oct 2018

Industry groups tell Echa: reconsider SVHCs database Locked

Circular economy goals better met by investing in recycling technology