Summary of the ESA 4th Workshop

In continuation to our LinkedIn post published on the 20th of October on our participation in the 4th edition of the ESA (European Space Agency) workshop on “the EU REACH Regulation and its impact on the Space Sector” held last month at ESA HQ in Paris, we are glad to...

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Colombia “REACH” : Online registration system for industrial chemicals is live

On the 30th of November 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, has published Decree 1630/2021 on chemicals management requiring the registration of industrial chemicals (as such or in mixtures) that are identified as hazardous under UN GHS - if they are manufactured in or imported into...

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New developments on the implementation of SAGA concept in the REACH authorisation process for decorative plating

Are there “suitable alternatives generally available” (SAGA) to the use of chromium trioxide for decorative chrome plating? ECHA hosted a workshop on the 10th October 2022 to address this question. The meeting focused on the suitability of trivalent chromium (CrIII) plating systems as alternatives to the hexavalent chromium (CrVI) plating systems for decorative...

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Suzhou MOCA authorisation – Updates

Important update for downstream users of MOCA relying on the Authorisation application submitted by REACHLaw acting as Only Representative for SUZHOU XIANGYUAN NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD. We have recently learnt that the pending application is likely to be refused by the European Commission in 2023. However, as the criteria for “intermediate use”...

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Chemical Regulatory Updates – Brazil

Brazil is working to adopt a chemicals law which needs to be approved by the National Congress to enter into force. If approved, it will establish a chemicals inventory, prioritise risk assessment and require authorisation for certain chemicals to minimize the adverse impacts on health and the environment arising from...

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