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EU Updates List of Standards Showing Presumption of Conformity to GPSD
December 17, 2020

The European Union (EU) has updated its list of standards for products in support of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD, Directive 2001/95...

Norway Identifies Hazardous Substances in Consumer Goods Purchased Online
December 17, 2020

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released a report into hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), and sports an...

EU Restricts Two Substances Used in Nail Products
December 05, 2020

On December 2, 2020, the European Commission’s new restriction on the use of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC in cosmetics products came into effect. This m...

EU Adds New Substance to Approved UV Filters in Cosmetic Products
December 04, 2020

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2020/1684 of November 12, 2020, to allow Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcya...

What Does Brexit Mean for Electrical and Electronic Product Restricted Substance Compliance?
November 12, 2020

The UK government has published guidance to help manufacturers and importers placing electrical and electronic (EE) products onto the UK market af...

EU Introduces New Test Standard for ‘Accelerated Wear and Corrosion for Nickel Release from Coated Items’
November 11, 2020

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published a new method for simulating wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel release ...

EU-CEN Releases Industry Guidance for Community Face Coverings.
September 16, 2020

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released a Workshop Agreement, CWA 17553:2020, offering industry guidance for reusable fabric...

ISO Safety of Toys Standard Aligned with EU and ASTM Standards
August 27, 2020

In June 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published two amendments to its Safety of Toys standard – ISO 8124-1:2018.

E-Commerce Sellers Must Get Ready for EU Regulation 2019/1020
August 25, 2020

European Union (EU) Regulation 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products will come into force on July 16, 2021. It will have a p...

Bootstrapped Estonian Software Startup, Ganttic, Celebrates 10 Years
August 19, 2020

This week, Ganttic, a cloud-based resource management platform, celebrates 10 years in the software industry. This is no easy feat for even the bi...

EU Publishes Draft Revision to CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
August 06, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a draft regulation that, if accepted, will revise Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and ...

SVHC Candidate List Expanded in European Union
July 24, 2020

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List under REACH.
The four new SV...

EU Announces 2022 Surveillance Initiative for Consumer Products
July 23, 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced its surveillance activities in 2022 will include checking for hazardous chemicals in consumer p...

EU Introduces New Safety Standard for Young Children’s Drinking Equipment
July 15, 2020

European Union (EU) introduces a new standard for young children’s drinking equipment that combines and supersedes two previous standards.
The E...

PFOA Chemicals Regulated under POP Recast in European Union
July 08, 2020

The European Union (EU) has amended Part A of Annex I in Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Recast) with the addition...

WTO Circulates EU’s Proposed Changes to REACH
May 14, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a draft regulation to revise Annex XVII of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of...

EU Proposes Expansion to Regulation of Allergenic Fragrances in Toys
April 22, 2020

In March 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated the news that the European Union (EU) intended to revise the two lists of allergenic ...

EU Proposes Revision to Food Contact Plastics Regulation, (EU) 10/2011
April 01, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a new draft regulation that, if approved, will amend and correct Regulation (EU) 10/2011 on food contact pla...