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France Updates Requirements for the Textile Fashion Industry

France issues Order challenging brands to use more sustainable processes, display environmental labels and integrate recycled materials into their collections. It also gives new requirements to eco-organizations associated with the clothing, linen and footwear (TLC) sectors.
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ECHA Adds Nine SVHC to the Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has added nine substances to the Candidate List. There are legal obligations placed on industry once a substance has been placed on this list.
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Canada Proposes Amendments to Regulations Controlling Products Containing Mercury

Canada’s Department of Health and Department of Environment is proposing amendments to its regulations governing products containing mercury. If accepted, they will lower limits for certain fluorescent lamps and end exemptions for most other mercury-containing lamps and catalysts used to make polyurethane.
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California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Goods

Multiple settlements have been reached for a range of consumer products containing Prop 65 List chemicals. Many of these agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
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Brazil Consults Over Proposal to Revise Food Contact Packaging, Utensils, Lids and Metallic Equipment

Brazil has informed the WTO of its intention to revise its Resolution on food contact packaging, coatings, utensils, lids and metallic equipment. Comments are accepted until March 6, 2023.
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Turkey Issues Communiqués for Toys and Other Consumer Goods

Turkey has published two Communiqués on import product safety and inspection requirements for toys and a variety of consumer products. These became effective on January 1, 2023.
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US Enacts STURDY Act for Clothing Storage Units

On December 23, 2022, the United States enacted the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act when President Biden signed it into law as part of the $1.7 trillion fiscal 2023 omnibus spending bill.
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Ukraine Issues New Law on Chemical Safety and Management of Chemical Products

Ukraine has published a new piece of legislation on chemical safety and the management of chemical products. The new law will apply from June 29, 2024.
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CPSC Publishes New Federal Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that there is an unreasonable risk of injury and death, particularly to children, associated with clothing storage units (CSUs) tipping over. This rule requires CSUs to be tested for stability, exceed minimum stability requirements, bear labels containing safety and identification information, and display a hang tag providing performance and technical data about the stability of the CSU.
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China Updates Footwear Product Standard for Shoe Sizing – GB/T 43293-2022

GB/T 43293-2022 Shoe size was released on October 12, 2022 and officially implemented on May 1, 2023.
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