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EU will revise reach regulation again to deal with shoe leather

1n one inspection, 67% of the inspected enterprises did not comply with one or more of the terms of reach or CLP. Therefore, the European Commission believes that reach regulations still need to be improved. 1ndustry insiders believe that the European Commission will continue to revise this Law in the future

according to the second law enforcement plan (ref-2) of the reach law enforcement information exchange forum of the European Chemicals Administration (ECHA), the EU has focused on the compliance of downstream users of chemicals with REACH regulations and CLP regulations in 29 countries of the EU and the European economic area

the inspection found that 67% of the inspected enterprises did not comply with one or more of the terms of reach or CLP. Therefore, the European Commission believes that the quality of safety data sheets and compliance with the notification and registration obligations need to be improved, and urges the EU industry to speed up the management of safety data sheets and establish the responsibility for compliance with the law

industry insiders believe that, in fact, the European Commission has been revising REACH regulations, and this discovery may force the European Commission to revise the unreasonable provisions of REACH regulations again

last month, the European Commission submitted a proposal to amend the annex of reach regulation to the WTO to add a control clause for hexavalent chromium in leather and other products. The proposal is expected to take effect in the first quarter of 2014 and will be implemented in the first quarter of 2015

according to the revised proposal, the reach regulation of the European Union intends to prohibit the putting on the market of leather products or articles containing leather parts with hexavalent chromium content greater than or equal to 3 mg / kg, and the affected products include shoes, clothing, hats, wristbands and toys. 1t is reported that hexavalent chromium is a kind of substance that can cause serious allergy in human body, and even very low concentration can also cause human dermatitis. Risk assessment shows that hexavalent chromium in shoes and other leather products can cause contact allergy

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