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EU Regulatory Bulletin - 31 May 2011



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Welcome to the EU Regulatory Bulletin.

This newsletter is issued by our Brussels EU Regulatory & Competition team, which specialises in the regulatory aspects of chemicals (REACH), biocides & pesticides.

In this edition:

  • The European Council adopted the revised Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment on 27 May 2011.  Read more >

The new Pesticidal Products Regulation & the EU establishment requirement
  • The requirement to "have a permanent office within the Community" is absent in Regulation 1107/2009 Read more > 

Germany & regulating nano-materials
  • The report of the German NanoCommission reflects the controversies surrounding the discussions on the regulation of nano-materials at EU-level.  Read more >

Brazil joins OECD Agreement to share data
  • Brazil became an effective member of the OECD Agreement on 9 May 2011. So far Brazil’s participation is limited to pesticides, industrial chemicals and biocides.  Read more >

ECJ Court condemns Belgium
  • Belgium failed to adopt penalties for the infringement of the REACH Regulation in time.  Read more >

France & Endocrine disruptors
  • French proposal to ban products containing phthalates, parabens and alkylphenols Read more >

Training Programs
  • Consortia management & data sharing & Rights and Obligations in  the REACH evaluation context.  Read more >

Speaking Engagements
  • Our lawyers participate in outdoor seminars as speakers or workshop participants...  Read more >

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