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These are some of the top trending compliance topics that generated the most interest globally for November.

1. Maine (USA): PFAS in Products Program, Draft Rule, 2022

Deadline for comments on Maine’s proposed rule which puts in place reporting requirements and restrictions for PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl) closed on 10 November 2022, following a second stakeholder engagement meeting in October. 

Initially, on January 1, 2023, the restrictions will only impact a small number of products, such as carpets, rugs or fabric treatments.

However, eventually almost all products containing intentionally added PFAS sold in Maine, including imported products, will need to be reported to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) using an online database

2. UK: Using the UKCA Mark, Guidance Document, Revised, November 2022

On November 14, 2022, the UK Government updated its guidance information for UKCA marking, conformity assessment and documentation to extend the deadline for adoption of the UKCA mark.  Businesses can continue to use the CE marking and reversed epsilon marking on the GB market until 31 December 2024.

3. China: Adjusted List of Products Subject to Compulsory Certification and Network Licensing, Announcement No. 31, 2022

On 23 September 2022, the Chinese State Council released an Announcement containing the adjusted list of electronic products which fall under the scope of compulsory certification and network licensing. 

Annex 1 of the Announcement sets out that the following products are no longer subject to compulsory certification management:

Annex 1 also sets out that the following products are subject to compulsory certification management:

Annex 2 details the telecommunications equipment that is no longer subject to network access licence management which includes, but is not limited to, fax machines, modems, as well as wireless pagers.

Annex 2 also establishes that the following telecommunications equipment are subject to network access license management:

4. Philippines: List of Products and Systems Under Mandatory Certification, Circular No. 22-18, 2022

On 13 October 2022 the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published a list of products under mandatory certification in Circular No. 22-18.

The DTI-BPS updated the list which is classified into three major groups:

The list includes 111 products, 87 that are currently under mandatory certification. 

A further 24 products, recently subject to technical regulation, must be certified from the dates indicated, a selection of which are listed below:

From 5 September 2023:

From 21 July 2023:

5. Slovenia: Reduction of the Impact of Certain Plastic Products on the Environment, Regulation No. 132, 2022

On 14 October 2022, the Slovenian Parliament approved a Regulation on single-use plastics.

The Regulation implements Directive (EU) 2019/904, also known as the Single-Use Plastic Directive.

In line with EU law, the objective is to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and on human health, while also promoting the transition to a circular economy.

The Regulation lays down product design requirements and measures to reduce the consumption of certain plastic products listed in Annex I.

The list of products is equivalent to the list of Directive (EU) 2019/904.

The Regulation establishes an extended producer responsibility scheme to oblige producers to cover the costs of waste management, including treatment and clean-up of litter as well as the costs of awareness raising measures.

The Regulation enters into force on 29 October 2022, 15 day after its publication.

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