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REACHSCIP database formally open for submitting notifications

The SCIP database will be formally open for submitting notifications on 28 October.

Miscellaneous InformationLegislative Update October 2020

The following developments on EU regulations should be noted.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Public consultation on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The European Commission has launched a new public consultation on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation.

REACHAuthorisation update October 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the consolidated opinions of the Risk-Assessment Committee and Socio-Economic Analysis Committee for 5 substances.

REACHImports of products into the EU

A pilot project by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s Enforcement Forum examining imports of products into the EU has found that 23 % of inspected products were…

REACHSubstances of Very High Concern (SVHC) – October 2020 Update

Germany has notified its intention to propose identifying one new substance as SVHC, namely “phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich…

REACHRestriction of intentional uses of microplastics

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is working on the world’s broadest restriction of intentional uses of microplastics.

REACHREACH and Brexit – October 2020 update

The transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will end on 31 December 2020.

Industry 4.0Outcome of the Public Consultation on the Commission White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Over 1250 replies to a public consultation on AI by the commission were received via the procedures foreseen in the consultation, including survey submissions and…

Industry 4.0Inception Impact Assessment on future legislation on Artificial Intelligence

The Commission published an Inception Impact Assessment related to a “Proposal for a legal act of the European Parliament and the Council laying down requirements for…

REACHApproval for chromium (VI) still open

Many hand tools are chrome plated using chromium trioxide. The use of this substance is subject to authorization under the REACH regulation.

BrexitGuidance: Using the UKCA mark (UK Conformity Assesssed“-Label) from 1 January 2021

As the UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year, “UK Conformity Assesssed“ (UKCA)-Label will replace CE-marking.You will…

The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 2-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.

BrexitImpact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Intellectual Property Rights

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has updated the Brexit section on its website ahead of 31 December 2020, the day on which the UK’s transition period…

The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 1-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.

REACH22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

19 new entries containing 22 substances are now subject to export notifications under the PIC Regulation. Three of the entries (diquat, glufosinate and propineb) cover…

Intellectual Property RightsPersonalised IP Support Service

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is providing new support services to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) emerge stronger from the…

REACHSurvey on technical and economic feasibility of the available alternatives for chromium trioxide

In this report, information was gathered regarding the technical and economic feasibility of alternatives to the use of chromium trioxide for functional and/or decorative…


SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

Industry 4.0Artificial intelligence in a digital age

The European Parliament set up a “Special Committee” on artificial intelligence in a digital age.