The REACH regulation will soon be updated to include the registration of polymers. This will be more challenging than the registration of substances, involving more preliminary work, more technical and administrative work, as well as the need to develop new analytical and testing methods. It is very important to keep up to date now and prepare well in advance on the topic in order to be active right away in this initial phase of the project.
The IT-tool aimed to notify at EU level (Commission and Member States) the phytosanitary emergencies changes: the PPPAMS has converged into the ESFC (E-Submission Food Chain) platform.
We would like to remind the need of payment of annual fixed charges to all Companies holding authorizations for plant protection products in Italy (deadline December 2022, max January 2023).
The 8th December 2022 the Biocidal Products Committee approved Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC/BKC (C12-C16)) (CAS 68424-85-1) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 1.
As already anticipated, we remind companies that as of January 1, 2023, the requirements for labeling of packaging will come into effect.
We highlight the publication of two decisions on the approval of biocidal active substances for various product types that may be of interest to companies.
Following the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2020/217, by which titanium dioxide in the form of a powder containing 1 percent or more of particles with a diameter of 10 μm or less was recognized as a carcinogen for inhalation (H351)
ECHA’s Enforcement Forum agreed to the next REACH enforcement project for 2023-2025 that will investigate the fulfillment and compliance regarding registration, authorization and restriction obligations for products and chemicals imported from outside the EU.
After a consultation of the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), it has been agreed to postpone, for a three-year period, the current UK REACH submission deadlines for each tonnage band.
The most common alternative to phthalates, acetyl tributyl citrate (ATCB), has shown an endocrine-disrupting potential in Danio rerio and Oryzias latipes, according to an in vivo study.