Discover current insights into the Product Compliance department.


The new EU Battery Regulation.

Since 2006, the placing on the market and the associated requirements for batteries and accumulators as well as spent batteries and accumulators have been regulated by Directive 2006/66/EC. The Directive has been amended several times, most recently in 2013. On December 10, 2020, a proposal for the new Battery Regulation was published by the European Commission, with its new regulation repealing the existing Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. This draft proposal is scheduled to enter into force on January 1, 2022.

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The new supply chain law:
A step toward precaution against human rights abuses.

The new supply chain law on compliance with human rights along the entire supply chain is to be passed by the end of 2021. With the new law, small to large companies will be confronted with new requirements. Now they are supposed to take extensive compliance measures (such as setting up a risk management system, conducting regular risk analyses, adopting a policy statement, etc.) to ensure the protection of human rights in connection with related supply chains.

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REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Part 2: Authorization and restriction of substances of very high concern.

What do the candidate list, the list of substances subject to authorization (Annex XIV) and the restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles (Annex XVII) mean? Read about the structure and pollutant management of REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, with a special focus on the authorization and restriction of certain substances.

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REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006:
Part 1: Introduction, Structure and Obligations for Manufacturers and Suppliers.

The European REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) lays down rules for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. The REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 applies to all member states of the EU. In a global comparison, the Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 is considered one of the strictest regulations for chemicals in the world.

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Changed classification and labelling of the biocide MIT.

As early as 2018, the EU Commission completed the evaluation of the biocide 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one, MIT for short, and determined that it is to be classified as extremely allergenic.

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CE conformity: Selected important updates of the last 2 years.

On 20.06.2019 the EU Commission published the EU Regulation 2019/1020 on market surveillance and conformity of products. This shows that the inspection of conforming products is currently gaining in importance. This applies in particular to all CE-relevant products. With a CE marking, the manufacturer, marketer or authorized representative of the EU declares in accordance with EU regulation 765/2008 and decision 768/2008 that a product complies with all CE-relevant EU directives and their harmonization regulations. The EU directives and harmonized standards are continuously adapted. In the following we have summarized the most important innovations.

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Tobias Gabler

Tobias Gabler
Management Board
Managing Director Product Compliance

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