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In patent law, as well as the chemical law, changes are ongoing continuosly in every country at both, EU and global level. We keep you informed.

Chemical products with old labels banned on the market by 1 June 2017

Are you selling products containing hazardous chemicals?

Companies must classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.

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Date:
09.05.2017
Category

Helsinki, 12 January 2017 - ECHA has added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List

Helsinki, 12 January 2017 - ECHA has added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List based on proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria, following the SVHC identification process with involvement of the Member State Committee.

The SVHCs Canditate List now contains 173 substances.

Four new SVHCs:

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Date:
27.01.2017
Category
  • substances of very high concern (SVHCs)
  • Candidate List
  • communication obligations

Biocidal Products Regulation, companies can submit a declaration of interest to notify to ECHA until 3 October 2016

The European Commission and Member States have repealed the Manual of Decisions concerning the old Biocidal Products Directive. Companies who, on the basis of the manual, considered their product to be excluded from the scope of the biocides legislation can contact their national helpdesk to check whether the status has changed. If the product could now fall under the new Biocidal Products Regulation, companies can submit a declaration of interest to notify to ECHA until 3 October 2016. 
 
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Date:
27.10.2015
Category
  • regulatory affairs

As of 09/01/2013 the new EU Biocides Directive applies

In the official register of the European Union (L 167 on 06/27/2012) the new regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 of the European parliament and council from May, the 22nd 2012 about the placement on the market and the usage of biocidal products was published .

The directive came to force on 07/17/2012. Its regulations s have to be applied directly in all member states as of 09/01/2013. Thereby, the directive replaces the original biocidal product directive 98/8/EG. Transitional provisions apply for:

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Date:
08.08.2014
Category
  • regulatory affairs

3. As of 12/01/2012: Labeling of substances according to CLP/GHS

The CLP regulation EG 127272008 came into force on 01/20/2010 and replaced the rules of classification, characterization and packaging (guideline 67/548/EWG for substances and 1999/45/EG for composites/formulations).
Substances which are placed on the market before 12/01/2010 have to be classified and labeled according to GHS/CLP-VO; the deadline for mixtures and formulations which are placed on the market before 06/01/2015 is till 06/01/2017.

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Date:
19.10.2012
Category
  • regulatory affairs

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