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REACH Review Published

So, after 5 years of REACH regulation, what is the public perception of chemicals in Europe? The European Commission ran a “Eurobarometer” survey on the public perception of chemicals. The target sample size in most countries was 1,000 interviews. In total, … Continue reading

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Litigation: The Next Killer Ap?

Apple v. Samsung. Cisco v. Tivo. The EU v. Intel. The lawsuits are piling up as tech heavies line up against each other and, in some cases, nations or even larger economic blocs. If you are a market share leader, … Continue reading

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WEEE Recast Gets Electric

In Brussels, on Jan. 19, Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said he was pleased with the overwhelming support given by the European Parliament to an updated Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). A majority of MEPs voted in favor … Continue reading

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REACH Penalties: Belgium Found Guilty

Belgium is the first EU Member State to be condemned by European Court of Justice for breach of REACH.  This is the result of a May 5 judgment in Case 265/10 Commission vs. Belgium. REACH has been very clear from … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions About RoHS in 2011

Here are the top 5 things businesses need to know about RoHS in 2011.  And first, an overview of the RoHS directive. RoHS overview As of July 1, 2006, producers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the … Continue reading

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US Wins WTO IT Battle

The WTO has apparently ruled for the US over certain European Union-levied tariffs on various IT products, including set-top boxes, monitors and multifunctional printers. The WTO ruling is preliminary and confidential, but the Information Technology Industry Council is applauding anyway.

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