Four new substances have been added on the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation. The identification as SVHC brings about obligations to article manufacturers and suppliers, especially.
ECHA's annual conference provided an overview of Europe’s chemical legislation activities. The focus is turning from substance registrations to risk management measures, hazardous mixtures and articles.
The new harmonised EU Poison Centre Notification sets notification obligations to importers and downstream users of hazardous mixtures. The deadline for submissions of hazardous mixtures in consumer use is already on 1.1.2020, in case no notifications under national legislation exist for such mixtures.
The World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) report 2018 presents the latest worldwide view on trade logistics performance across over 160 countries as seen by logistics professionals. It provides evidence on how “easy” or “difficult” these countries are to deliver general merchandise – typically manufactured products transported in unitized form.