CHCS publishes Newsletters for its members. The Newsletters contain a variety of articles, often providing important insights into changes in regulation and legislation. Our Newsletters are available free-of-charge to CHCS members, who can access the full list of Newsletters by visiting: CHCS Newsletters. (Non-members can Join CHCS, then access the Newsletters).
Latest CHCS Newsletter: November 2023
Our November 2023 edition contains articles as introduced below:
Call for Evidence from the Department for Business & Trade: Smarter regulation and the regulatory landscape
The Department for Business & Trade (DfBT) has issued a Call for Evidence (CfE) in relation to smarter regulation and the current regulatory landscape.
According to the Government ‘Smarter regulation to grow the economy’, published in May of this year sets out a series of regulatory reform announcements that are intended to benefit business, as well as driving innovation and growth.
The European Commission 2024 Work ProgrammeThe 2024 European Commission Work Programme adopted on 17 October 2023, details plans for the coming year and reports ‘significant initiatives aimed at cutting red tape’. Some of these initiatives have already been presented in other media and are ongoing.
Changes Planned to the European Union Prior Informed Consent Regulation
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recommended changes to the legal text of the European Union (EU) Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation that governs the export and import of hazardous chemicals and pesticides.
The European Critical Raw Materials Act
The European Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) is being developed to strengthen the scope of the European Union (EU) to gain access to critical raw materials necessary for expansion and to maintain existing capabilities.
Heavy dependence on imports of critical raw materials from third countries, combined with a growing global demand for critical raw materials due to a shift towards a digital and green economies is reported to result in vulnerable and often unpredictable supply chains.
Public Consultation from ECHA on the harmonised classification and labelling of methyl methacrylate
A public consultation has been published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), requesting comments on whether the new information received from manufacturers of methyl methacrylate should impact the Risk Assessment Committee Opinion on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of this substance.
CHCS Webinars & Events
Registration is now open for Webinar: Connecting the dots between the UN Transport and UN GHS Committees, classification for transport and communication requirements, 5 December 2023, 14:00 - 15:15 GMT.
Training Courses & Workshops
Registration is now open for our training courses for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. This article lists all currently available courses.News From Our Partners
News from the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, based in the USA.
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CHCS' November 2023 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS November 2023 Newsletter. [Posted on 17 November 2023]