13 Jun 2019

Colombia bans production, sale, use of asbestos Locked

Law will take effect in 2021

Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean
13 Jun 2019

Colombia to be informally assessed for OECD mutual data assurance scheme Locked

Programme removes need for duplicate testing

Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean
13 Jun 2019

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures Locked

Suggests adopting GHS 7th revision by 2021

Asia Pacific, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Latin America & Caribbean, Malaysia, Mexico, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Russia & CIS, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
11 Jun 2019

UN rapporteur calls on Canada to 'enhance' substances of concern efforts Locked

Report also critiques government's inaction on reducing exposure for indigenous communities

Canada, Global, North America
11 Jun 2019

Feature: Is the EU lowering global standards for toxic and persistent substances? Locked

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies
6 Jun 2019

Echa considers adding POPs information to pre-regulatory notification list Locked

Early communication would help industry preparations, says Cefic

Europe, Global
6 Jun 2019

AI poses challenge to method validation, says senior OECD figure Locked

Algorithms not transparent because they change ‘from one day to the other’

Global
6 Jun 2019

OECD to publish high-level guidance on safer alternatives Locked

Europe, Global
5 Jun 2019

Argentina finalises chemicals management bill Locked

Government hopes to present draft to Congress before October elections

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean
4 Jun 2019

Germany seeks ministerial declaration for global chemicals management Locked

Nordic countries call for legally binding elements

Denmark, Europe, Finland, Germany, Global, Norway, Sweden
4 Jun 2019

Industry discusses ‘tension’ in alternatives assessment outlook Locked

Community must move towards standardisation despite need to retain flexibility

Global
30 May 2019

UN chemicals secretariat budget could see services cut Locked

Proposed 5% budget increase rejected

Global, Multinational bodies
30 May 2019

Building products standard introduces supplier ingredient reporting Locked

Determining chemical content one of sectors biggest challenges

Global, North America
29 May 2019

Egypt proposes new migration limits for 19 substances in toys Locked

Approval would see them replace outdated standards

Africa & Middle East, Egypt
28 May 2019

OECD approves licensing principles for 'protected' test elements Locked

Global
22 May 2019

PBTs in spotlight for international SEA expert group Locked

Global
21 May 2019

Israel confirms plans for GHS implementation Locked

Africa & Middle East, Israel
21 May 2019

East African Community sets member states draft cosmetics standards Locked

Describe permitted limits for heavy metals

Africa & Middle East, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
17 May 2019

Argentina moves forward on a regulatory framework for chemicals Locked

National inventory of substances would be created

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean
17 May 2019

Comment: Test methods and IP: do we need more transparency from the administrators?

Businesses need to be aware of any commercial interests when considering what experts say about the validity of test methods

Multinational bodies
17 May 2019

Comment: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management

For biggest potential gains we should look to national governments and multinationals, rather than the UN

Asia Pacific, China, India, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

UN meeting adopts amendments to international conventions Locked

PFOA, plastic waste and Pic procedure in the spotlight

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, Multinational bodies, North America, United States
16 May 2019

Global company DSM to remove NMP from resin products Locked

First target under chemicals of concern goal

Global, Multinational bodies
15 May 2019

New intestine-on-a-chip could be used to test chemical metabolism Locked

Contains complex community of human gut bacteria

Global
15 May 2019

Saicm analysis of science-policy interface finalised Locked

Global
14 May 2019

Rotterdam Convention signatories adopt compliance mechanism Locked

Parties will establish committee to aid implementation

Global
13 May 2019

Country Focus: Argentina's chemicals management bill moves forward Locked

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean
13 May 2019

Expert Focus: Regulation of FCMs in Latin America Locked

Latin America & Caribbean
10 May 2019

Ecuador introduces substance limits in toys and paints Locked

Ecuador, Latin America & Caribbean
9 May 2019

Argentina sets out reporting requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls Locked

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean