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Mexico Updates Labeling Requirements for Textile Products, Clothing, Accessories and Household Linen
04 Apr 2022 Softlines
On January 14, 2022, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a new standard in their Official Gazette of the Federation, Mexican Standard NOM-004-SE-2021, Commercial information – Labeling of textile products, clothing, accessories and household linens.
Morocco Requires Certificate of Conformity for Clothing Fabrics
04 Apr 2022 Softlines
The list of products requiring a CoC for importation to Morocco has been revised. The regulation is already in force but importers of clothing fabrics can still bring goods into the country without a CoC until May 7 (date of arrival of the goods in Morocco), 2022, but the requirements must be fully met afterwards.
US EPA Proposes to Revise Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood
01 Apr 2022 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
The US EPA has issued a proposed rule to revise its formaldehyde standards for composite wood under TSCA to meet modern-day requirements and to further align with California. Comments are accepted until April 28, 2022.
Switzerland Revises Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance
24 Mar 2022 Hardgoods, Softlines, Automotive, Electrical Medical Devices, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment
Switzerland strengthens its ORRChem by implementing provisions from EU REACH and the POP Recast Regulation, as well as new requirements for PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related substances. These will be implemented in phases, starting April 1, 2022.
US EPA Further Extends Compliance Date for PIP (3:1)
21 Mar 2022 Toys and Juvenile Products, Automotive, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment, Softlines
The US EPA has extended the compliance date for the prohibition of PIP (3:1) and products or articles containing PIP (3:1), as well as business record requirements for certain economic operators. The new compliance date will become effective on October 31, 2024.
Japan Consults Over Proposal to Designate PFOA-Related Substances as Class I Specified Chemical Substances
16 Mar 2022 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics
Japan has launched a one-month consultation on a proposal to designate PFOA-related substances as Class I Specified Chemical Substances. Comments are accepted until April 2, 2022
ECHA Consults Over One Substance as SVHC
10 Mar 2022 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment
The European Chemicals Agency has launched a 45-day consultation for listing N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). Comments will be accepted until April 19, 2022.