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REACH Amendments

REACH update The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the options for possible amendment of the REACH Annexes for the registration of Nanomaterials. The consultation runs until Friday 13th September 2013. Please note that you can submit any feedback directly to the European Commission. The consultation and associated questionnaire are available at the following […]

Tests for Clothing and Textile Products

Tests for Clothing and Textile Products There are many tests that clothing and textile buyers can get conducted on the products that they are buying. Apart from visual inspections to confirm the dimensions, sizes and identify any visual issues; the following tests should be brought into your Clothing/ Textile Supply Chain quality control process’s […]

New Certification for imports of Timber and Wooden Products (including Furniture) into the EU

EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) Summary In March 2013 the EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) came into force. This rule forces any person, operator or company who imports products made of timber (including furniture, plywood, particle board and veneer) to confirm that the timber used has not come from illegal sources. This regulation is designed to stop […]

Why is REACH compliance required for Europe

What is REACH Compliance and Certification (1907/2006/EC) REACH is designed to address the impact caused by chemicals on the environment and human health in the European Union. The REACH regulation requires that if more than one tonne of chemicals is imported into the EU per year, that these substances must be registered with the ECA […]