The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a detailed update to its Guidance on requirements for substances in articles today. If you import or produce articles, the guidance will give you more clarity on what’s required in terms of communication and notification obligations when SVHCs (substances of very high concern) are contained in articles.
The updated guidance includes new examples in line with the European Court of Justice judgement from September 10, 2015. The big change in that ruling meant that legal obligations also apply to articles that are present in complex products – for example, a component of a TV or car. More information can be found here.
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Turkey has finally published its long awaited Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The regulation, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, aims to harmonize Turkey’s national legislation on chemicals with that of the European Union.
Modeled on Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), the Turkish regulation is closely harmonized with EU provisions, markedly reflecting the measure in both form and content.
Applying to the manufacture, placing on the market or use of certain substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles and to the placing on the market of mixtures, the text incorporates provisions on the following:
- Registration and notification of substances in articles and exemptions thereto;
- Requirements for generation of information on intrinsic properties of substances;
- Chemical safety reporting and the duty to apply and recommend risk reduction measures;
- Safety data sheets;
- Downstream user chemical safety assessments and the obligation to identify, apply and recommend risk reduction measures.
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Compliance & Risks is delighted to bring you news of our most recent C2P release, which is packed full of great ways to benefit you.
- Requirement Types - clearly see what’s covered in regulations, e.g. marking/ labeling, testing and reporting
- Management Dashboard - view how your individual and team workloads are progressing
- Tasks - create specific tasks, and/or have discussions around particular regulations
- Publication Reference - access the original source of a publication, allowing you to use free translation services on your browser
- Multiple attachments – increase the amount of relevant information you can access from a regulation summary page to help determine relevance or requirements
According to several news reports Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar due to its’ alleged support of terrorism in the Gulf region.
This means that the borders between these regions and Qatar will be closed and that all land, sea and air traffic with Qatar is prohibited. Furthermore Qatar citizens may be requested to leave the Gulf states.
Abu Dhabi-based Ethiad Airways have said that it would suspend flights to and from Qatar on Tuesday.
Some reports are saying that Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have given Qatari nationals two weeks to leave, and are banning their own citizens from travelling to Qatar. Allegedly, diplomats have only 48 hours to leave.
The details on how this ban will be implemented and the effect it is going to have are still unfolding, although prices of oil have already risen as a result.
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On behalf of the European Commission, RINA Consulting (formerly known as Edif ERA), a consultancy specialized in regulatory compliance, and Estelle Levin, a consultancy specialized in responsible sourcing, is requesting input from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in relation to conflict minerals and supply chain due diligence.
Businesses will be affected by the new EU Conflict Minerals Regulation when it applies from 2021. This includes SMEs that import tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold into the EU. These SMEs may also be direct members of your industry association or found within the supply chains of your larger members.
In the future, SMEs will need to conduct due diligence in their sourcing not only to comply with the Regulation, but also to meet customer requirements, be more transparent and compete globally.
The European Commission is developing a system to support SMEs with supply chain due diligence regarding conflict minerals.
So that the system is built for them, Edif ERA and Estelle Levin have prepared a survey that seeks information from SMEs on what help they may need and how this might be best delivered.
SMEs’ participation in this survey is very important.
To help reach relevant SMEs, please share this link with your contacts and within your supply chains.
The survey is available in five languages and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. It runs until 30 June 2017.
For further information please email Alex Martin, Alex.Martin @ edifera.com
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Compliance & Risks is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Environmental Leader Conference. The event will take place from June 5-7th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado, and gives sustainability and environmental professionals the opportunity to collaborate and discover new windows of opportunity to work together in addressing their organizational goals.
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Compliance & Risks is delighted to announce that Joanne O’Donnell, Senior Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist will be presenting at ICPHSO 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop. The event will take place on June 28th in Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
Her presentation is titled “Consumer Product Safety Reporting in the EU – what North American manufacturers need to know”. It will look at the EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), and the specific requirements for producers exporting to Europe, as well as the proposed Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package which will repeal the GPSD. In addition, Joanne will give an overview on RAPEX, the EU Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products, as well as penalties for breaches implemented by various Member States.
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