Commentary & Analysis


17 January 2018

Top 4 Electronic Product Compliance Trends for 2018

1. RoHS Showing Relentless Growth The pace of growth of RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulation in 2017 was unabated, and looks set to continue for 2018 as many countries implement RoHS-like regulation. Indications are that […]

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20 December 2017

EU: Lead to be proposed as a new REACH SVHC

The European Chemicals Agency posts on its website announcements of the intentions of EU Member States to propose substances to be Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Recently lead metal was added to the Registry […]

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10 October 2017

Brazil: No more “Free Riders” under Reverse Logistics or Take-back Systems of Waste

The Brazilian Advisory Committee for the Implementation of Reverse Logistics Systems has issued Deliberation No. 11 which contains guidelines for the implementation of “reverse logistics” systems for products and packaging. “Reverse logistics” is a term used for […]

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30 August 2017

The “Transparency Pledge” at the Crossroads of Human Rights and Sustainability

By Jonathan D. Cocker and Christopher Burkett, Baker McKenzie Much has been made in recent months over the garment and footwear industries’ embrace of a more visible supply chain in the form of a “Transparency Pledge” developed among […]

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20 June 2017

Taiwan RoHS to be enforced for first batch of electrical products from July 1, 2017

From July 1, 2017 the presence of restricted substances in certain products must be clearly marked on the product, packaging, label, or instruction booklet in accordance with Taiwan RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standard CNS […]

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16 March 2017

Are Environmental Standards Coming for Rayon Sourcing?

What do clothing brands such as Timberland, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Vans, Nautica, Stella McCartney, ASOS, Levis Strauss & Co., Wrangler, Lee and The North Face all have in common? All have implemented a form of […]

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