Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 24/04/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report) on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…

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US firms ‘fail’ in conflict mineral disclosures, European proposals fail to live up to expectations

Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analysed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness has revealed. Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act firms must now submit annual reports to US regulators detailing…

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New Biocides Guidance document

The ECHA has published a new guidance document for the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Volume IV Environment, Part B Risk assessment for active substances. The Guidance provides technical advice on how to perform the hazard and exposure assessment and risk characterisation for biocidal active substances with respect to environmental risk assessment.

Upcoming Restriction on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrcarbons (PAH)

From December 27, 2015 restrictions come into force on eight PAHs in articles made from plastic and rubber which come into direct, prolonged or short term repetitive skin contact.   What is the regulation? Commission Regulation (EU) No 1272/2013 published in official journal of European Union on 07 Dec 2013, amended Annex XVII to Regulation…

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Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 03/04/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…

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Government investigation confirms fears about Chinese plywood

A recent government study into imported Chinese plywood concluded that many such products represent a significant inherent supply chain risk. Plywood imported from China is often originally sourced in high-risk areas in Africa and Papua New Guinea. Concerns were raised by trade bodies and NGO groups regarding the importation of tropical timbers into China for…

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Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 27/03/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…

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A Message from Frank – Managing Director

Dear all, I am pleased to introduce to you Track Record Global’s (TRG) new monthly newsletter. It is through this that we will offer you industry insights and TRG’s perspective on important developments and discussions in the areas of compliance, supply chain management and sustainability. We will also periodically include updates on what is happening…

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Which products have been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the market in the EU in the last week (Published on: 20/03/2015)

In its weekly overview of its Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX), the EU has produced the following report on the products that have recently been withdrawn, recalled or banned from the European market. The RAPEX system covers non-food products posing a risk to consumer health and safety, and highlights the commercial importance of product…

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