We are delighted to announce that Sustainability Support Services (SSS) Europe AB has recently changed its registered name to Global Product Compliance (GPC)Europe AB as part of the recent acquisition by the Global Regulatory Compliance Holding.
The new name GPC Europe AB will be officially effective from 1st July 2020. Wherein,
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The changes that would be affected are:
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Recently in a personal communication with CIS Centre, Russia we got notified that due to the COVID-19 crisis the Russian Inventory Notification Deadline due on 1st May 2020 has been extended 3 more months till 1st August 2020.
Below is the full excerpt of the communication:
On the extension of the deadlines for the submission of information as part of an inventory of chemicals in connection with the spread of COVID-19.
In connection with the transfer of a number of enterprises to remote operation due to the threat of the spread of a new coronavirus infection and in order to provide industry support measures, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation informs in addition to the letter dated February 17, 2020 No. IM-10702/13 about the extension of the deadlines for submitting information procedures for the inventory of chemicals (including as part of mixtures) in circulation and planned for circulation in the territory of the Russian Federation, until August 1, 2020
With detailed information on the chemical inventory procedure, please familiarize at methodological recommendations http://minpromtorg.gov.ru/common/upload/files/docs/Pismo_EVL_s_metod.rek-mi.pdf ) and on the website of the Association “NP KIC CIS” in the section “Preparation for inventory” (URL: https://ciscenter.org/tabstest/faq.php )
If you are exporting to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, & Armenia) and has not yet notified your chemical(s) in the Russian Inventory then SSS within its Russian Legal entity can act as a Nominated Representative (located in the EAEU) for your company, and can free of charge submit your chemical(s) notification.
Please submit your CAS details here and for any specific queries reach out to our Regulatory Expert, Ketki Kulkarni at [email protected]
What happens if you miss this inventory notification deadline?
If your substance is not present in the inventory (notified by someone else) then it will be considered as new and will be subject to the submission of a comprehensive study of the properties with a chemical safety report.
In a private and recent communication from June 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has communicated to GPC (Europe) AB that during this transition period, the UK will remain within the EU-REACH regulatory framework and the UK businesses need to continue to comply with EU REACH in their current roles and in their supply chains. The UK authorities have indicated that, the extent to which the provisions in UK REACH will come into effect at the end of the transition period will largely depend on the outcome of the UK-EU trade deal negotiations. Based on the outcome of negotiations, the authorities might need to change some, or all the provisions and any transitional provisions will give sufficient time span for the companies to comply.
UK-REACH and the UK-REACH IT system ‘Comply with UK-REACH’ are not in operation currently. Guidance on how to register under UK-REACH is being prepared by the authorities. Details of the supporting services available to potential registrants (including account creation) for UK-REACH will be released in due course.
GPC (Europe) AB is in constant touch with relevant UK-REACH bodies and will keep you updated as and when the situation would change and/or there are any new advancements.
If you have any further questions then you can contact our UK-REACH manager Priyanka Manapure at [email protected].
Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has amended its chemical control law ‘Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA)’ and renamed it to Toxic Chemicals and Concerned Substances Control Act (TCCSCA). This regulation has come into force from January 1, 2020.
Companies that manufacture or import Existing Chemical Substance in an annual amount of 100 kilograms or more need to apply for Phase One Registration within 6 months from the date of exporting. Furthermore, if the chemical in a quantity that is above 1 tonne per year or more and falls under the list of 106 Priority Existing Chemicals (PECs) then companies need to do a Standard Registration.
In the case of Confidential Business Information (CBI), exporters to Taiwan should communicate with their buyers and register via a Third Party Representative (TPR).
As a TPR, SSS can communicate in the supply chain on behalf of your company and also assist you with Phase One & Standard Registration.
If you have any further questions on TCCSCA compliance, please contact our Regulatory Manager Chia-Sui Hsu at [email protected]