Legislation

FOLLOWING THE RULES

The Rules of Origin have added a new level of complexity to UK/EU trade. Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association reviews their implications for the chemical industry. T he UK’s international trade figures over the last two years have...

A Closer Look at Turkey’s Chemical Registration System Requirements

Registration phase of Turkish REACH Regulation, KKDIK is continuing as planned with gradual increase in SIEF communications. Meanwhile, updates and upgrades of the MoEU online Chemicals Registration System, KKS are under progress in preparation for registration submissions. KKDIK Substance registration...

Now that the brexit transition period is over, new rules apply for businesses within the UKs chemicals industry

The government is committed to supporting you to adapt to these new rules. On 24 December 2020, an agreement was reached between the UK and the EU setting out the UK’s future relationship with the EU. As part of this,...

Beyond Reach: The impact of Brexit on the UK chemical industry

The UK has begun its transition to a UK-only REACH domestic regulatory framework for chemicals. You can find out all about your responsibilities as a business as well as the general understanding in the industry of the new legislation...

A snapshot of KKDIK Substance Information Exchange Forums (MBDF) in Turkey

Companies who pre-registered substances for KKDIK Compliance in Turkey, are living a reflection of the year 2009 - first quarter after the REACH pre-registration deadline of 2008 was over. The initial MBDF communications are not yet as intense as the...

REACH EXPERT WEIGHS UP THE COST OF COMPLIANCE

Dr yaprak Küçükvar, Director of the Istanbul office of REACH Global Services. Yes, there’s no doubt about it, this is a particularly interesting time to be in regulatory affairs, says one (very busy) expert in environmental regulatory compliance. The EU’s chemical...

Important New Updates for Safety Data Sheets in 2021 – What You Need to Know

Important New Updates for Safety Data Sheets in 2021 - What You Need to Know   REACH UPDATE The European Commission has amended Annex II of REACH, concerning the compilation of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Safety Data Sheets don’t change very often –...

REACH dossiers – compliance matters

With tighter regulations coming in and compliance under scrutiny, it is time to take a closer look at your REACH dossiers. Chris Hughes, Principal Consultant at the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), shares his thoughts based on many years’...

KKDIK PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE ON THE DOORSTEP, 31 DECEMBER 2020

EU REACH and CLP regulations are implemented to enable harmonisation of chemicals regulations with the EU in Turkey by Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation. Turkish Competent Authority, MoEU recently announced that there are only days left for the pre-registration...

Latest Updates of Chemical Regulations in Turkey (KKDIK)

Currently, the Turkish authorities are only accepting pre-registrations of all chemical substances which are manufactured/imported into Turkey in 1 ton/year or greater. The pre-registration deadline for chemical substances according to KKIDK (Turkey REACH) is approaching soon and is currently...

TURKEY IS GETTING CLOSER TO HARMONISATION OF CHEMICALS REGULATIONS WITH THE EU

KKDIK PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE; 31 DECEMBER 2020 The clock is ticking for all chemical manufacturers in Turkey and global companies with putting chemicals on the Turkish market. By the end of 2020, all substances must have been pre-registered according to the...

A Decade within REACH

Dr. Knoell Consult Ltd, the UK-based affiliate of the knoell group of companies, celebrated its tenth anniversary in December 2019. In this article Dr. Iain MacKinnon, Managing Director and co-founder (with the late Dr. H.-E. Knoell) of the company,...

What impact will the possible divergence of EU & UK environment strategies have on the UK chemical Industry?

Over the last decade, environmental and chemical policies have started to play a larger role across the globe. The UK previously played a major role in setting policy and performing evaluations in the EU. Due to the impact of...

REACH Article 22: new implementing legislation on dossier updates expected soon

By Abisola Elegba ReachReady At the time of writing, logged on the ECHA’s website1 was a record of 99,268 registrations for 22, 877 substances from 15,418 companies. With the final REACH registration deadline for phase in substances 31 May 2018...

Covid-19 on biocidal products & further steps in Turkish KKDIK implementaton

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19, the manufacture and supply of disinfectants to meet the needs of European citizens and especially hospitals, healthcare professionals are now supported by ECHA through derogations from the normal regulatory requirements for biocidal...

A road map for the transport of dangerous goods

By Caroline Raine, Chairman of the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals. In Great Britain the legal requirements for the transport of dangerous goods are set out in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009...

Latest Updates on KKDIK; Amendment to Annex XVII – It’s Time to Pre-register!

Differences between EU REACH and KKDIK has long been discussed by the regulatory environment since the regulation was published in June 2017. Although KKDIK is an implementation of EU REACH Regulation in Turkey, and the aim of the Ministry...

China in harmony with standards

By Bryan Zhou, CIRS Europe China has already fully implemented China GHS standards on May 1st 2011. China GHS is based on UN GHS Rev.4. In China, GHS can be applied and required in several fields including: Import and export (e.g. customs...

BREXIT – TOO MANY QUESTIONS IN SEARCH OF DEFINITIVE ANSWERS

Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) reviews Brexit and the uncertainties faced by the UK chemical industry. For the last three years, it has felt like the UK has been trapped in Act 3 of Hamlet....

TIME TO DEFINE YOUR ROLE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR TURKEY

Global companies around the world are currently investigating various supply chains for their chemicals ending up in the Turkish market to determine each of their legal entity’s position. While one legal entity may have several roles in a supply...

CBA PUBLISHES PLAN TO MAKE UK REACH WORKABLE

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has proposed a solution that will make UK REACH workable by solving the crucial issue of access to testing data. It would also ensure that UK companies have continued frictionless access to the EU...

Pre-Registration Phase for all Chemicals in the Turkish Market

European Chemicals Agency is screening substances and evaluating REACH dossiers with the aim to increase the quality of the current dossiers and working on further regulatory actions for the future. Meanwhile, Turkey is preparing for substance registrations. Turkey is very...

Turkish KKDIK: misleading regulatory interpretation may cost you money and result in non-compliance

EU REACH Regulation initiated a worldwide awareness for the regulatory environment and spread the urgency of global harmonization necessary for chemicals in all sectors of industry since 2007. Nobody really knew 12 years ago that it would trigger more...

REACH is not a destination; it is the life cycle journey of substances and their uses

Widely heard after the 31 May 2018 was the shouting of “Hooray, we made it!”, when the final registration deadline for phase-in substances was finally passed. Some companies thought that this is it: REACH done, over and out. Well,...

Potential Turkish-REACH (KKDIK) registrants preparing for Turkey

Since the last deadline for EU REACH Registrations is over, manufacturers and importers have more time to concentrate on other global chemicals regulations. Turkish REACH, KKDIK, is just one of them. KKDIK which is an adaptation of EU REACH Regulation...

Chemicals Regulation after Brexit – what next?

Since March 2017, when the UK invoked Article 50 to exit the EU, little else has been discussed by Government and policy makers. Whilst Government policy states that a no deal scenario (with no single market type agreement, and...

Preparing for the future

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) acts as the voice of the UK industry, representing all types of companies involved in making, supplying and selling cosmetic and personal care products and suppliers to the industry. Through co-ordination of...

UK REACH – why the Government’s no deal proposals are unworkable

CBA believes the UK Government’s proposals for a UK version of REACH in the event of a No Deal exit from the EU are unworkable CBA has expressed its concern on behalf of the industry to the Environment Minister, Thérèse...

REACH: Just getting started

The REACH regulation has reached another significant goal: The registration for phase-in substances had its final deadline at the end of May 2018. The collected data represent one of the largest databases on chemical substance properties in the world. It...

EU REACH registrations completed while Turkish REACH transition period is just launched

Since the last EU REACH Registration deadline, which enabled companies putting low volume substances on the market with the pre-registration numbers until 31 May 2018 ended, communications up and down the supply chain have increased enormously. The Transitional period of...