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Personal Protective Equipment with Construction Background

Ukraine Issues CLP Regulation and Revises List of Products for Market Surveillance

Ukraine has approved the nation’s technical regulation for the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures and added these chemical products to the list of goods for market surveillance. 
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Japan Consults Over Ban on Products Containing PFOA Isomers and PFOA-related Compounds

Japan has initiated a one-month consultation over its draft cabinet order to ban several categories of product if they contain PFOA isomers and PFAS-related compounds. The provisions are expected to be enforced from January 2025.
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Cotton Tank Tops

China Releases Updated Product Standard GB/T 22849-2024 for Knitted T-shirts

China has issued an updated version of its national product standard for knitted t-shirts – GB/T 22849-2024. This revised standard will become effective on October 1, 2024.
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Germany Aligns Formaldehyde Emission Requirements with the EU

Germany has repealed its national law on formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels and other products. These will be repealed on August 7, 2026.
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Maryland, USA, Regulates Certain Chemicals in Playground Surface Materials

The US state of Maryland has regulated lead and PFAS chemicals in playground surfacing materials. The restrictions will become effective on October 1, 2024.
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Test Tubes with Chemicals Solution

US EPA Expands Methylene Chloride Restrictions to Most Uses

The US EPA has finalized a TSCA rule banning most methylene chloride uses and imposing stringent workplace requirements for a few ongoing applications.
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Turkey Further Aligns Food Contact Plastics Regulation with EU Rules

Turkey has amended its food contact plastics regulation. The provisions in the new law will apply from January 1, 2026.
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Test Tubes with Chemicals Solution

US Congress Intends to Ban All Non-essential Uses of PFAS

The US federal government has introduced a proposal to phase out all non-essential uses of PFAS in ten years. If approved, the law will take effect on the date of enactment.
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Colorado, USA, Revises Law on PFAS in Consumer Goods

The US state of Colorado has revised its law on products containing intentionally added PFAS. These amendments will be implemented in phases, starting January 2025.
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China Announces Two Standards for Food Contact Materials

China has issued new mandatory food contact material standards for adhesives and solvent residues.
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