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March 3, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it has entered into a global, exclusive commercial and technology alliance with Honeywell to offer new marine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Honeywell-taps-Metabolix-for-a-biodegradable-alternative-to-personal-care-microbeads_68287.html
March 2, 2015
ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-highlights-recent-conclusions-on-BPA-FDA-and-EFSA-assessments-clearly-state-that-BPA-is-safe_68186.html
March 2, 2015
India plans to reduce customs duties on a range of petrochemical products and feedstocks, such as styrene monomer and naphtha, when its fiscal year 2015-16 begins on 1 April, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/India-to-cut-customs-duties-on-products-including-styrene-naphtha_68220.html
March 2, 2015
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s office of environmental health hazard assessment (OEHHA) says that it intends to list styrene as known to cause cancer under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/California-seeks-to-list-styrene-as-carcinogen_68203.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-environment-committee-votes-for-market-stability-reserve-to-take-effect-start-of-2019_68049.html
February 23, 2015
India has extended an antidumping duty on acetone from South Korea by five years starting 18 February, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The extension results from a sunset...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/India-extends-antidumping-duty-on-acetone-from-Korea-by-five-years_67994.html
February 17, 2015
Japan has extended the period of its antidumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating from China by four months, until 13 June, Japan's ministries of economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Japan-extends-dumping-probe-on-TDI-from-China_67804.html
February 16, 2015
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that the US FDA, last week, revoked a warning...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/FDA-revokes-warning-letter-issued-to-facility-acquired-by-Siegfried_67816.html
February 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on sodium nitrate imports from China, the European Union, South Korean, and Ukraine for five years back-dated from 19 March 2014, the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-sodium-nitrate-from-China-EU-Korea-Ukraine_67709.html
February 10, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK), the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (Wokingham, UK), the Food and Drink Federation (London), and the British Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/British-industry-associations-call-for-action-on-restriction-of-BPA-use-in-France_67689.html
February 9, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has been informed that Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) has submitted a request to the Swiss Takeover Board (Zurich) that the takeover board determine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Sikas-controlling-family-seeks-legal-ruling-that-Saint-Gobain-need-not-bid-for-stock-held-by-other-Sika-shareholders_67647.html
February 6, 2015
Huntsman says that its textile effects division has obtained a final judgment from a Chinese court against Shanghai Colva Dyestuff Industry (Colva). The High People's Court in Shanghai...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Chinese-court-upholds-textile-ink-patent-infringement-ruling-in-favor-of-Huntsman_67610.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 3, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has announced additional measures in the struggle against climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Council-moves-further-against-climate-change_67233.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has restated its support for fracking for shale gas in the United Kingdom as a potential activity of major economic importance for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/UK-industry-association-urges-start-to-fracking-following-parliament-vote_67324.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 28, 2015
Scotland's energy minister, Fergus Ewing, announced to the Scottish parliament today that there will be a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas developments...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Minister-announces-moratorium-on-fracking-in-Scotland_67277.html
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