Legislation

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...

Turkish REACH(KKDIK) on the path of EU’s 10 years REACH experience

Companies are going through a critical period for compliance with EU REACH as the deadline of 1 June 2018 is getting closer and closer. Lead Registrants are rushing to submit registration dossiers on time, and many co-registrants are under...

REACH obligations post – May 2018

    Dr Marina Fuentes REACHReady Technical Advisor 31 May 2018 will see the end of the last REACH registration deadline. This deadline signifies the expiration of the phase-in period for registering ‘existing’ substances. In other words, it brings an end to the...

Safety Data Sheets: Ensure your Supply Chain remains compliant

By Dr Mark Earnshaw Yordas Group (formerly The REACH Centre) Safety data sheets (SDS), a requirement under the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, are one of the primary means for chemical manufacturers and suppliers to communicate information on hazards and safe use...

Fresh start to 2018 for harmonized chemicals legislation in Turkey

Turkey makes a fresh start to 2018 with a new chemicals management plan in place for the industry. Companies putting chemicals on the Turkish market must comply with the Turkish chemicals regulations in line with the European Union (EU). Turkish...

Will you REACH your goal? the countdown to the REACH deadline is on…

With the final REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) deadline looming at the end of May this year, the race is on to complete testing and prepare dossiers in time. This last deadline affects chemicals manufactured or imported...

Study shows that more support is needed for SMEs

A study commissioned by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has shown that many SMEs face financial challenges when it comes to registering under the REACH regulations. The study of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) revealed uncertainties among some businesses regarding...

REACH 2018: Are you ready for the deadline?

Jenny Butcher Chemicals Executive REACHReady The final REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018 is fast approaching as there is less than 9 months left for companies across Europe to meet this major regulatory challenge. This final tranche of phase-in registrations is...

Long-awaited KKDIK Regulation is published

KKDIK, widely known in the EU as the Turkish REACH-like Regulation was published on the 23rd of June 2017 after final opinions of the stakeholders and Turkish Chemicals Manufacturers are considered by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MOEU)...

Survey reveals concern over compliance

Checks carried out by inspectors in 17 European countries revealed that too many companies were failing to comply with the demands enshrined in the REACH regulations. A pilot project run through the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement checked...