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PIC Regulation sees 22 substances added

The European Commission has completed its annual review of chemicals subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation, based on developments in EU law and the Rotterdam Convention. As a result, 22 substances have been added to the list of those where exporters are required to notify their designated national authority at least days before exporting them as a product or in mixtures, as of 1 September. In 20 cases, consent from the importing country is also needed.

Regulatory alignment vital, says CBA

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.

ECHA proposes action on microplastics

 

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, as requested by the European Commission a year ago as part of the EU plastics strategy, submitted a proposal for the restriction of microplastic particles that are intentionally added to mixtures used by consumers and professionals.

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