Tag Archives: Chemicals

The European Commission Launches a Public Consultation on a EU Nano-Registry

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on possible EU measures to increase the transparency of nanomaterials on the European market.  The consultation is the first step of a Commission drafting procedure that is likely to end in a proposal for a Regulation on an EU Nano-Registry that the Commission could formally present by … Continue Reading

EU Court Requires EU Authorities to Disclose Information on Impurities and Composition of Substances Submitted by Companies

This post was originally published as a Covington E-Alert Very recently, the General Court of the European Union held that European institutions and agencies (e.g., European Commission, ECHA, EFSA, EMA) must disclose to the public, upon their request, information on the impurities and composition of substances emitted into the environment even if this may affect … Continue Reading

Upcoming EU Requirements on Goods Treated with Biocidal Substances

Article originally published in EuroWatch on August 15, 2011 The Council of the European Union has adopted a position at First Reading on a proposal for a Regulation on Biocidal Products that would impose new requirements on goods treated with biocidal products (“Council First Reading”).1 The new rules would apply to a wide variety of … Continue Reading

Getting Ready For Reach: Substances Of Very High Concern

Originally published as Covington E-Alert in April 2011 THE REACH REGULATION AND SUBSTANCES OF VERY HIGH CONCERN The European Union’s Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (“REACH Regulation”) requires the European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”) to identify so-called Substances of Very High Concern (“SVHCs”) and to list them in … Continue Reading

REACH and Food Packaging

Article originally published in the Food Packaging Bulletin, January 2010 As with virtually all goods manufactured in, or imported into, the European Economic AreaI, food packaging is subject to the stringent requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (the so-called “REACH Regulation”)II. Indeed, while substances “used in … Continue Reading
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