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EU Publishes Directive (EU) 2017/2102 Amending 2011/65/EU on RoHS 2 The EU has issued RoHS 2 amending Directive (EU) 2017/2102 concerning the application scope and the exemption validity period. Jan 25, 2018 Updates
China Issued a Notice to Include Playmats in the Scope of China Compulsory Certification On December 8, 2017 CNCA issued a notice (No. 41 of 2017) to include playmats in the scope of CCC. From December 1, 2018, only playmats with a CCC certificate can be imported, or placed on the Chinese market. Jan 25, 2018 Updates
EU – ECHA Adds Seven New SVHCs to the Candidate List and Updates the BPA Entry On January 15, 2018, ECHA added seven new SVHCs to the Candidate List that expands the total number to 181 entries. The BPA entry is also updated to include its endocrine disrupting properties for the environment. Jan 23, 2018 Updates
Singapore Strengthens Hazardous Chemical Controls Singapore has implemented measures to expand its list of controlled hazardous substances under the Environmental Protection and Management Act. The new amendments will become effective on June 30, 2018. Jan 23, 2018 Updates
Australia Publishes Swimming and Flotation Aids Safety Standard 2017 Australian Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 (AS/NZ 1900:2014), published on December 14, 2017 replaces AS 1900:2002 from December 20, 2019. Jan 23, 2018 Updates
China Minimum Wage Updates 2017 The adjustment of the minimum wage is closely related to the social and economic development. Over the past two years, minimum wage adjustments have tended to be steady and conservative. Jan 19, 2018 Updates
New Zealand Updates Cosmetic Product Group Standard The EPA in New Zealand has updated a number of 2017 Group Standards including the Cosmetic Products Group Standard. Jan 15, 2018 Updates
Brazil Proposes to Strengthen Lead Requirements in Paints Brazil is proposing to strengthen lead content requirements for paints and similar surface coating materials. Comments are accepted until early February 2018. Jan 11, 2018 Updates
CEN Publishes Amendment 1 to EN 71-7 ‘Finger Paints’ CEN has published EN 71-7:2014+A1:2017 for finger paints. Conflicting national standards are to be withdrawn by March 2018 at the very latest. Jan 09, 2018 Updates
Vietnam Proposes to Strengthen Toy Safety The WTO has circulated a proposal from Vietnam to strengthen its requirements on toy safety. Comments are accepted until early February 2018. Jan 08, 2018 Updates