EU: European Court of Justice published interpretation of SVHC in articles
On 10 September 2015, the European Court of Justice delivered a decision for Case C-106/14 on the interpretation of "articles" under the REACH regulation. The presence of SVHC in articles must be calculated for each component making up the article.
The latest amendment for the standard for compliance of nickel release has been published recently and replaces the previous EN 1811: 2011. European's Union's member states have begun to adopt the amendment and published their national versions of the standard.
EU: 14th Public Consultation on REACH Candidate List
The 14th public consultation of the REACH Candidate List has begun on 31 August 2015 and it will end on 15 October 2015. Seven substances have been proposed for inclusion as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).
FRANCE: France amended the law on the ban of BPA in food contact materials
France published Constitutional Council Decision No. 2015-480 QPC of 17 September 2015 in the Official Journal of the French Republic (JORF). This decision is the second amendment to the French Law No. 2010-729 of 30 June 2010 concerning the ban on bisphenol A (BPA).