CEFIC has reported that there were 1,468 instances of chemicals in consumer products that were not in compliance with regulations in 2019, 24% up on 2018.
The Chemical Business Association, which represents chemical distributors in the UK, has joined other associations in responding critically to Chancellor Sajid Javid’s recent statement that there would be no regulatory alignment with the EU following Brexit.
Shortly before a vote in the US senate that would bring the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement into place, the leaders of the respective chemical industry associations publicly reaffirmed their support for it.
The UK’s chemicals industry has called on the government to ensure that this is done in a way that addresses the industry’s concerns about trade and policy, by adapting their own slogan about “getting Brexit done”.
NCEC’s Ian McDiarmid discusses emergency response and the CEFIC Guidelines for Level 1 Chemical Emergency Response
The International Bromine Council (BSEF) has stated its strong opposition to Lot 5 of the EU’s ecodesign requirements for electronic displays. The Regulation was laid down pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC is expected to come into force on 1 March 2021.