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December 14th, 2016
EU Finalizes Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

The European Union (EU) has finalizes the agreement on a conflict minerals regulation on November 22, 2016. The agreement regulation aims to set requirements for EU smelters, refiners and direct importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) into the EU. The requirements are based from the OECD Guidance framework. The regulation details the important… read more

November 7th, 2016
EC Proposes Permission of Hair Dye Substances for Eyelashes

The European Commission (EC) has released a draft amendment to the cosmetics Regulation, specifically proposing the permission of use of several hair dye substances for coloring eyelashes, namely: toluene-2,5-diamine p-aminophenol 2- methylresorcinol tetraaminopyrimidine sulfate hydroxyethyl-p-phenylenediamine sulfate 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridine The Commission has noted that these dyes should only be permitted for professional use, with proper warnings on… read more

June 17th, 2016
Business Impact of the new EU IVD Regulation – An Executive Brief with Sue Spencer

The European Union IVD “revolution” has been in motion since 2012.  Many of the larger companies are already putting the systems and requirements in place to prevent any interruption of business as we are now in final stages of  finalizing through the EU Legislative process and expect the transition phase to begin as early as… read more

June 2nd, 2015
EU extends RoHS compliance dates for some specialized medical devices

Two new EU Directives published in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 10, 2015 extend the RoHS II compliance deadlines for some specialized medical devices that rely on the elements for their functionality.   Directive 2015/573, extends the RoHS II compliance deadline for blood, body fluid  and body gas analysis used in… read more

April 20th, 2015
EU Publishes Updated List of Harmonized Standards

A new list of harmonized standards under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union and notified by Communication C2015 087-02 on March 13, 2015. The changes include: EN 71-1:2014 (Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties) EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014 (Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration… read more

March 16th, 2015
EU Parliament Adopts Resolution for Mandatory Meat Origin Labeling Proposal

The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution aiming for the European Commission (EC) to create legislation for the mandatory meat origin labeling for processed food with meat ingredients. The resolution was passed in 2014 with 460 votes in favor of the regulation and 33 abstentions. Following the 2013 horse meat scandal,… read more

September 25th, 2014
UL Seminar: Textile and Apparel EU & U.S. Market Requirement

Hong Kong Productivity Council Function Room, 1/F 78 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon, Hong Kong 11/04/2014 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM             Local Time Language: Cantonese (with English PowerPoint) A deep understanding of European and U.S. regulations relative to safety and quality of apparel and textile products can help reduce the… read more

August 21st, 2014
Nine Substances Added to the Authorization List – Annex XIV of REACH (EU)

Details The European Union (EU) has adopted the Commission Regulation (EU) No 895/2014 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) adding nine (9) substances to the Authorization List (Annex XIV of REACH).  The regulation was signed… read more

June 25th, 2014
EU Amends Ecolabel Requirements for Detergents and Cleaning Products

The European Commission has published amendments on previously approved EU Ecolabel Decisions regarding detergents and cleaning products. These decisions have included the classification of readily-degradable surfactants as chronic category 3 (H412) or chronic category 2 (H411). The changes have made it more stringent to earn the label “best 10 – 20%” environmental performance on the… read more

June 25th, 2014
EU Publishes Regulation No 589/2014 on Dioxins and PCBs in Foodstuffs

The European Commission (EC) has published Regulation No 589/2014, providing methods of sampling and analysis for the control of levels of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs, repealing Regulation (EU) No 252/2012. The regulation accounts for gas chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), in addition to gas chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry (GC-HRMS), as a… read more