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REACHREACH: Candidate list of substances of very high concern updated

Candidate List of substances of very high concern has been updated with eight hazardous chemicals.

REACHSCIP Database: September 2021 update

The release of the SCIP dissemination portal is foreseen for September 2021 and will include a minimal set of initial features.

EnvironmentSustainable Products Initiative

News on the EU Digital Product Passport

Internal MarketEU Industrial Strategy - Building a stronger Single Market for Europe’s recovery

The Commission plans to update the European Industrial Strategy 2020.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone sectors: Notable slowdown in input price inflation across Basic Materials group of sectors

Most sectors register slower gains in output than in July.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone manufacturing growth slows to six-month low in August

This marked a second successive month in which growth has slowed in the sector since June’s survey record expansion.

REACHREACH restriction proposal on PFAs (Perfluoralkoxy-Polymeres) and roadmap for group restrictions

News on ongoing consultations for REACH restrictions, as well as a roadmap to prioritise substances for (group) restrictions under REACH.

Trade BarriersSafeguard measure prolonged for imports of steel products

The European Commission decided to prolong the safeguard measure currently in place on imports of certain steel products.

Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR)Proposal for a General Product Safety Regulation

The European Commission published its proposal to update existing General Product Safety rules.

REACHREACH Review: July 2021 update

The European Commission published the roadmap regarding the revision of the REACH Regulation.

Trade & Sector NewsTrade Defence Instruments / EU anti-dumping measures – overview July 2021

The article gives an overview on current EU Trade Defence Instruments and anti-dumping measures.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Preparatory work on revision of Construction Products Regulation still ongoing

The European Commission, with the help of an external consultancy, is now drafting the impact assessment report.

Miscellaneous InformationUpcoming “Data Act”

The upcoming Data Act is expected to be presented during the third or fourth quarter of 2021.

REACHREACH Authorisation on chromium trioxide: July 2021 update

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has received over 1 000 notifications from industrial sites using chromium trioxide in chrome plating and surface treatment in the…

BrexitEU – UK (Brexit): July 2021 update

After the end of the 6-month transition period on 30 June 2021, the Northern Ireland protocol is now due to be fully implemented.

StandardisationRoadmap for Standardisation Strategy

The roadmap acknowledges the strengths of the European Standardisation System.

The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 1-2021

The current CEO Bulletin contains the CEO-Situation & Trend Report 4/2020 (including Business Barometer) as well as the CEO Foreign Trade Statistics 2020.

Miscellaneous InformationLegislative Update July 2021

The following developments on EU regulations should be noted.

Trade & Sector NewsAccessories tools for powertools: Professional Association warns against monoculture and dependence

Independent accessory manufacturers see competitive disadvantages vis-à-vis large corporations.

Trade BarriersPublic consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Union Customs Code (UCC)

The consultation is open until 19th July.