Standard & Regulation Updates

8 Proposed SVHCs on Public Consultation

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published proposals to identify 8 substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) on 8 March 2018 and is now under public consultation which will be ended on 23 April 2018.

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Newly Added Phthalates Restriction in RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863

The Official Journal of the European Union published Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU by adding FOUR Phthalates on 4 June 2015.

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Food Alert: EXCESSIVE Inorganic Arsenic Level in Daily Consumable RICE Products

According to information from the Hong Kong Organic Resource Center, rice samples were reported to have excessive inorganic arsenic content which is a carcinogen...

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Think Quick Act Fast - Do REACH Registration before Deadline 

The LAST registration deadline for existing chemicals will be on 31 May 2018.....

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Total 174 SVHCs on Candidate List Now

On 10 July 2017, one new substance PFHxS was added as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and properties of BPA and 4 phthalates were updated...

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Important Note to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

Starting from 13 June 2016, all European member states shall adopt the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) which replaces Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC and all radio equipment imported to EU shall comply the new RED from 13 June 2017. 

One important note has to be reminded is that some items which are not included in the scope of R&TTE directive are newly added to that of RED.

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Mandatory Survey for Your Canadian Clients

On January 14, 2017, the Government of Canada published a Notice under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) and two mandatory surveys are required...

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New EU Standards for Aromatic Amines Determination from Azo Colorants 

A new 2017 version of European standard methods ENISO 14362:2017 part 1 and part 3 for determining the restricted aromatic amines derived from reductive cleavage of azo colorants in textiles was published...

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