23 May 2019

Circular economy approach must secure consumer trust – EU Commission Locked

Helsinki Chemicals Forum hears views from DG Environment, Echa

Europe
23 May 2019

Vermont legislature clears bill to amend children's product reporting scheme Locked

Measures addressing PFASs also progressing

North America, United States, US states
23 May 2019

Echa to quadruple number of compliance checks on REACH dossiers Locked

Agency also plans 'concrete' actions on authorisation after court rulings

Europe
23 May 2019

Cefic, regulators promise action on REACH dossier non-compliance Locked

NGO criticisms question legality not quality­; industry says arguments are 'simplistic'

Europe
23 May 2019

Ecetoc publishes conceptual framework for polymer risk assessment Locked

Includes intentionally-added substances and impurities

Europe
23 May 2019

Further delays expected for US HazCom standard update Locked

Spring regulatory agendas largely reflect expected timelines

North America, United States
22 May 2019

US EPA looks to move on controversial science transparency rule Locked

Consumer advocates say 2019 completion would be 'quite the feat'

North America, United States
22 May 2019

South Korea’s MoE dismisses K-REACH pre-notification concerns Locked

Industry claims meeting 30 June deadline will be 'difficult'

Asia Pacific, South Korea
22 May 2019

EU seeks delegated act for titanium dioxide classification proposal Locked

Move signals change of legal course for CLP classification

Europe
22 May 2019

Thailand recommended for OECD's data assurance scheme Locked

The recommendation will be considered at a meeting in June

Asia Pacific, Thailand
22 May 2019

Implementation measures for RoHS conformity assessment system (2019) China Locked

Asia Pacific, China
22 May 2019

China issues RoHS2 conformity assessment rules Locked

Compliance options include self-declaration or third-party certification

Asia Pacific, China
21 May 2019

TSCA litigation: NGOs' legal standing takes centre stage Locked

Ninth Circuit panel asks if individual chemical determinations are more appropriate venue

North America, United States
21 May 2019

Feature: US states adopt tough line on volatile organic compounds Locked

North America, United States
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
21 May 2019

California legislature moves forward chemicals in products bills Locked

Cosmetic ingredient SDS measure clears Assembly

North America, United States, US states
21 May 2019

BoA blow to cut-off dates for updating REACH dossier draft decisions Locked

Law firm says ruling shows Echa approach 'unlawful'

Europe
21 May 2019

Expert Focus: Will the Claire’s recall push the US to improve cosmetics regulation? Locked

North America, United States
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: China, India key to achieving global sound chemicals management Locked

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

EU to appeal court judgment on lead chromate authorisation Locked

Only 'certain aspects' contentious

Europe, Sweden
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

EPA confirms acceptance of early TSCA inventory activity notifications Locked

Agency received NOA Form Bs for 176 substances before 6 May

North America, United States
16 May 2019

Resource issue kills Echa 'user-friendly' alternatives data plan Locked

NGO ChemSec, asked to carry out the work instead, sees 'obstacles'

Europe
16 May 2019

NGOs, Beautycounter lobby Canada on toxics priorities Locked

Advocates push MPs and candidates to act on Cepa reform

Canada, North America
16 May 2019

South Korea considering delay to extended RoHS following industry concerns Locked

Enforcement postponed until at least 2020

Asia Pacific, South Korea
16 May 2019

Global company DSM to remove NMP from resin products Locked

First target under chemicals of concern goal

Global, Multinational bodies
16 May 2019

Review urged on presence of SVHCs in EU FCMs Locked

Greater harmonisation needed, consultation feedback says

Europe
16 May 2019

National Academies backs class-based OFR assessments in US Locked

But CPSC-convened science committee rejects addressing substances in single class

North America, United States
16 May 2019

Role of mechanistic data prominent in US hexavalent chromium debate Locked

Comments on EPA’s systematic review 'protocol' reveal disagreement

North America, United States