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U.S. Customs And Border Protection Announces Three New Members Of Commercial Targeting And Analysis Center

Participating agencies jointly target commercial imports that threaten health and safety - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week that three additional Federal agencies have formally joined the...more

European NGOs Publish Position Paper on the Regulation of Nanomaterials

Earlier this month, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and its European partners published a position paper on the regulation of nanomaterials at a meeting of the European Union (EU) competent authorities....more

Global Regulatory Update for March 2014

Canada Begins Consultation On Potential Amendments To The E2 Regulations: On March 10, 2014, Canada began a public consultation on potential amendments to the Environmental Emergency (E2) regulations. Canada states that the...more

Monthly Update for March 2014

EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more

Changes Might Be Coming to the EU’s RoHS Directive

The European Commission likely will propose an amendment to the European Union’s 2011 Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive) before the summer. The Directive, which was adopted in February 2003 and...more

New EU Regulation on Cosmetic Products Enters Into Force

On 11 July 2013 Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Regulation) will replace the Cosmetics Directive of 1976 that used to rule cosmetic products in the European Union. Major aims of the Regulation are health protection, animal...more

EU Environment Report - March 2013

In This Issue: *Chemicals: - European Chemicals Agency consults on ten new substances for REACH candidate list - European Food Safety Authority publishes its 2013 work plan - European Food Safety...more

EU Environment Report - February 2013

In This Issue: *Chemicals: - Commission concludes that the REACH Regulation has brought significant improvements - Commission releases roadmap on SVHCs - ECHA publishes additional list of substances for...more

EU Environment Report - April 2012

In this issue: - Chemicals ..New ban on cadmium in batteries proposed by EC ..Commission review of nanosilver ..Sweden considers new BPA ban for children’s food packaging ..Dry cleaning activities to be...more

Conflict Mineral Rules: Impact on Pesticides?

New SEC Conflict Mineral Rules May Require First-Ever Disclosure for Certain Pesticides Used In Downstream Product Manufacturing Processes...more

EU Environment Report - October 2011

In this issue… Chemical - French proposal to ban Bisphenol A in food containers approved by Assemblée Nationale - Commission adopts first-ever international definition of nanomaterials - ECHA publishes...more

Winston & Strawn's Greater China Law Update

Winston & Strawn's Greater China Law Update is a bi-monthly publication covering relevant legal, financial, and economic topics that affect the Chinese and Hong Kong marketplaces....more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 17, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Mattel to pay $12 million to 39 states over lead-tainted toys *Industry urges government to ensure nanotech safety *EPA's chemical risk assessments lacking: report *Fewer phthalates found in personal...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 1, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Federal ban on pthalates won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves *Software tracks new REACH list of substances *Green chemical companies work toward sustainable solutions *FDA...more

Greening of Consumer Products

In this issue: *All products subject to a CPSC standard now affected by Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act *California sets up toxic chemicals registry *ISO updates environmental guide in product...more

Greening of Consumer Products

In this issue: *Study links high levels of phthalates with changes in male anatomy *U.S. chemical industry moving towards bio-based products *EPA plan to update chemical inventory could lead to more paperwork *The...more

Greening of Consumer Products

In this issue: *California law establishes chemical review *Chemical Industry to fight proposed Kid Safe Chemical Act *International NGO ChemSec releases list of chemical substances companies should avoid *Automakers...more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 2, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Congress reaches agreement on parts of Consumer Product Safety Bill *$20 billion Organic industry in litigation over what is truly organic *Import Working Group to release progress summary on product...more

Greening of Consumer Products - June 25, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Former leader of Greenpeace argues against PVC ban in California *$33 billion U.S. children's product industry put in regulatory bind *Procter & Gamble spent $733,000 lobbying advertising guidelines,...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 28, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Wal-Mart spent $2.2 million lobbying consumer product safety legislation *California seeking input on its green chemistry initiative *Canadian government begins process to ban everyday...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 21, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Consumer Product Safety Commission head voices opposition to tougher lead standards *U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield newly tapped to be one of 15 lawmakers shaping consumer product safety...more

REACH: A Timely Overview

A major focus of REACH is to provide much more data on the hazards and risks of chemicals. Each company will need to develop a business strategy for REACH compliance. On Dec. 18, 2006, the European Union (EU) passed a new...more

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