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Industry Legislation

MEDICAL PLASTICS
EU commission may postpone implementing medical device regulation / Free access to European standards for medical supplies to boost production
30.03.2020
LOGISTICS
EU guidance for implementing “green lanes” to ease internal transport of goods / Major disruptions at some borders due to Covid-19
26.03.2020
UPDATE - ITALY
Manufacturing of plastic products and machinery can continue / Conte and eight EU heads ask for coordination in Europe during "unprecedented shock"
26.03.2020
ECHA
Extension of REACH compliance deadlines during coronavirus situation / Aid in securing disinfectant supply promised
24.03.2020
SPAIN
Government plans tax on single-use plastic packaging
23.03.2020
EU TRADE
Vietnam trade agreement set to enter force this year / EU survey highlights need for more guidance for SMEs
18.03.2020
UK
Government to roll out tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled material
13.03.2020
FRANCE
Sale of single-use plastic cups and plates banned / Some stores labelling products "reusable" to circumvent restriction / New anti-waste law in force
10.03.2020
TDI
India to extend anti-dumping measures to Europe, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and UAE
10.03.2020
BREXIT
EU and UK chemical producers supply talking points for trade negotiations / No tariff barriers and REACH as common standard
06.03.2020
GLASS FIBRE PRODUCTS
EU competition authorities impose punitive tariffs on products from Egypt / Jushi again directly affected
04.03.2020
TUNISIA
Ban on single-use plastic bags from March / Complete phase-out by January 2021
25.02.2020
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
EU carcinogenic classification of powder form to apply from September 2021 / TDMA critical of ambiguities in the regulatory text
24.02.2020
PLASTIC TAX
EU council president Charles Michel reawakens topic / Funds could help plug the hole left by Brexit
19.02.2020
USA
Draft legislation presents national strategy to combat plastics pollution / Proposed moratorium on new plastics plants / NYC bans single-use beverage bottles
18.02.2020
PVC RECYCLING
EU plenary also turns thumbs down on amended lead rules / VinylPlus and EuPC warns
14.02.2020
BREXIT
BPF poll shows UK trade with EU remains priority / Most members prepared for end-of-year deadline / Videos launched to address customer misunderstanding
10.02.2020
PVC RECYCLING
Heated debate over EU lead restriction proposals / European Parliament to vote in February
30.01.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
EU parliament approves "Green Deal" / MEPs find goals too timid
27.01.2020
CHINA
Ban on single-use plastics starting in 2020 / Production of household items containing microbeads to end this year
23.01.2020
ITALY
Plastic tax on single-use packaging set to be in effect this year
23.01.2020
REACH
ECHA adds four new SVHC candidates to list / All are used with polymers
23.01.2020
PLASTIC PACKAGING
EU commissioner Sinkevicius calls for a blanket ban / German and EU converters associations question environmental impact
22.01.2020
EU TRADE
Bilateral agreement with Singapore in effect / Basis for further ASEAN trade pacts
13.01.2020
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EFSA updates assessment for five phthalates used in food-contact materials / “Not a concern for public health”
10.01.2020
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