Regulatory Updates

Finding it difficult to keep up with today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment? At AIAG, we understand that staying current can be challenging given the swift pace of change – and we’re here to help.

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  • EU: Substances Potentially Subject to Compliance Checks During 2017 under REACH, Revised List, August 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    ECHA's announcement of REACH compliance reviews seems to be about dossiers, rather than end products. The compliance check will mainly focus on eight key endpoints such as reproduction toxicity, carcinogenicity, biodegradation and bioaccumulation. There are still difficulties getting the SIEFs and registrants connected to final manufacturers and end products.
  • China: Implementing the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Announcement No. 38, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    China's implementation of the 2013 Minamata ban on mercury mining, production, import, and export as of August 2017 follows the ratification of the UN binding convention, based on recent surpassing of needed 50 nations support. This obligation will remove one of the last places mercury will likely be used in product manufacture, as its phase-out in switches and displays for autos, and other uses in consumer products has been on-going for over a decade.
  • EU: Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012

    Oct 10, 2017
    The European Biocidal Products Regulation, while having been in place and updated in 2017 is showing product reporting impact as automotive companies expect suppliers using the new Chemistry Manager feature within IMDS to attempt to get material supplier regulatory information on potential biocidal substances.

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