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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

December 3, 2018By the Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Brazil has taken another step towards establishing an Industrial Chemical Regulation. Environment Minister Edson Duarte signed on 23 November 2018 the draft law regarding registration, evaluation and control of industrial chemicals. The draft sets provisions for the inventory, risk assessment and control of chemical substances, and aims to minimize the...

December 3, 2018Patricia Iscaro

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), published on 15 June 2018, will become effective in less than two months, on 15 January 2019. The SFCR applies to all foods imported into Canada, sold in its provinces or interprovincially, or foods prepared for export. These new rules strengthen Canada's food...

November 30, 2018Alan Johnson

The Verisk 3E Team recently attended Product Stewardship 2018 sponsored by the Product Stewardship Society. This year’s conference brought the best and brightest minds in product stewardship to Washington, D.C. to speak about new trends, regulations and corporate sustainability issues affecting the field. The opening keynote was given by Charles...

November 12, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a public consultation on the proposal to transpose Directive (EU) 2017/2102 amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) into UK law. The UK has...

November 6, 2018Sava Kostić

On 1 November 2018 the French Assembly published in France’s Official Journal, Law No. 2018-938 of 30 October 2018 for the balance of commercial relations in the agricultural and food sector, and healthy and sustainable food, accessible to all , which introduced a complete ban of the food additive titanium...

November 5, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced a new "priority chemicals list" of 40 chemicals that require re-evaluation. This action is part of the agency's ongoing chemical management program which aims to ensure the better protection of New Zealand's human health and the environment. Under the Hazardous Substances and...

October 29, 2018The Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

European trade union and chemical industry organizations have released a statement calling for a change in the legal framework for regulating reprotoxic substances in the workplace, specifically the Chemical Agents Directive (CAD) and the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD). The statement proposes combining the two directives for carcinogens, mutagens and...

October 24, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 17 October 2018 the Australian Government issued in the Federal Register of Legislation the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Instrument No. 4 (MRL Standard) Amendment Instrument 2018 (No. 10) , revising the requirements for and establishing new maximum residues limits (MRLs) for agricultural and veterinary chemicals in agricultural products...

October 22, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) of Taiwan published the Proposed Regulations for Reporting Cosmetics Posing Serious Adverse Effects and Hazards to Hygiene and Safety (預告「化粧品嚴重不良反應及衛生安全危害通報辦法」草案) (the Proposal) on 9 October 2018. Once adopted, the proposal would clarify the scope of safety incidents that might trigger a mandatory reporting...

October 15, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

Amazon has launched its first-ever restricted substances list (RSL). The new RSL lists substances that the company seeks to avoid in its Amazon-owned private-brand baby, household cleaning, personal care and beauty products in the U.S. The new RSL is just the beginning. Amazon states that the restricted substances list will...

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