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Compliance & Risks Chemicals Quarterly, Q4 2016

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This webinar brings you all the latest regulatory news on chemicals in products from around the world.

Chemicals covered include BPAs, phthalates, lead, cadmium, formaldehyde, PFOA, TCEP and other chemicals of high concern across a wide range of products from jewelry to infant formula, food packaging to batteries, and toys.

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Compliance & Risks Chemicals Quarterly, Q4 2016

  1. 1. Chemicals Quarterly Q4 2016 Presented by Stacey Bowers, MILS 8 February 2017 1
  2. 2. Taiwan draft revision RoHS • Taiwan's Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) Draft Announcement, on issuance of new standards for mandatory commodity inspection for 64 products, including: Air conditioning equipment, appliances, dehumidifiers, electric blankets, fans, electrical/ electronic equipment (EEE), electrical shavers, room air cleaners / purifiers, toasters, vacuum cleaners, water heaters • Certificate holders must clearly mark "presence of restricted substance(s)" on product’s body, package, sticker, or instruction book • Restricted substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBDEs, PBBs • Old standards not applicable after 1 January 2019 – Certificate holders must prove compliance with revised standards, documents related to marking, "Declaration of the Presence Conditions of the Restricted Substances Marking" before 31 December 2017 2
  3. 3. EEC amended regulation on packaging safety • Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved amendments to Regulation on the safety of packaging – Reduction of formaldehyde, acetone, harmful substances in packaging – Determines methods to detect harmful substances • Set limits of concentrations of metals in packaging: – Lead: 0.03mg per cubic decimeter (dm3); – Nickel and chromium: 0.1mg/dm3; and – Arsenic: 0.05mg/dm3. • Part of EEC's program of standardization across member states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia 3
  4. 4. Colombia enacts Decree on mercury in products • Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism enacted Decree No. 2133/2016 to establish control measures for importation, sale of mercury, mercury-containing products – Includes mercury sulphates, organomercury compounds, batteries (electrical, mercuric oxide, cylindrical, manganese dioxide, alkaline, silver oxide, button with mercury content greater than 2%) • To import/market listed products, must register with Ministry • Entered into force 22 December 2016 4
  5. 5. Algeria published Decree on food contact materials • Algeria Executive Decree A 16-299 laying down conditions and terms of use objects and materials to be brought into contact with food as well as cleaning products of these materials – Products must be safe, not harm health, safety, consumer interests – Objects/ materials made from: Plastics including varnishes, coatings; Regenerated cellulose; Elastomers, rubber; Ion exchange resins; Paper, cardboard; Ceramics; Glass; Metals, alloys; Timber including cork; Textiles; Paraffin waxes, microcrystalline waxes; Printing ink; Silicone; Glues • Manufacturers, importers required to provide certificate of compliance issued by accredited organization, attesting compliance with requirements • Labeling, presentation must meet requirements, must not mislead consumer • Enter into force six (6) months after date of publication in Official newspaper 5
  6. 6. Brazil amends technical regulation for toys • Brazil's National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued Ordinance No 563, 29 December 2016, to approve Technical Regulation for Toys • Clarifies existing requirements under Toys Regulations, including chemical requirements, toxicological hazards and marking requirements 6
  7. 7. New Chinese ‘environmental labeling’ of textiles • Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued new standard, HJ 2564:2016, Technical Requirements for Environmental Labelling of Textile Products • Implements Chinese Environmental Protection Law, aims to minimize potential environmental and health effects of textile products • Sets out requirements for hazardous substances used in manufacture of textile products • Sets out various terminology & definitions, general principles, testing methods, technical content • Material used for packaging should be recyclable, degradable • Entered into force 1 January 2017 7
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