Proposal for a Regulation on Organic production and labelling of organic products (2014/0100(COD)) returns to Parliament

Presented to the European Parliament in 2014, the Proposal for a Regulation on Organic production and labelling of organic products (2014/0100(COD)), will now be presented in Plenary again. Discussions on the legal basis of the text have been closed by the House's Committee on Legal Affairs.

European Commission publishes catalogue of Nanomaterials used in Cosmetics

In the 2009 Regulation on Cosmetic Products (1223/2009), the European legislator included a provision on the publication of an inventory of nanomaterials used in cosmetics by the European Commission, this catalogue was originally planned for January 2014. The publication of the inventory has long been delayed, and, on 15 June 2017, the European Commission finally released a catalogue based on the submissions made by responsible persons to the Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP).

ECHA Board of Appeals rules in favour of Industry on SiO2 substance evaluation

The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released two decision annulling a 2015 ECHA decision requiring additional information and data on Syntetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The original decision was based on substance evaluation performed by The Netherlands Competent Authority where a number of requests were made. 

The contested decision was adopted by ECHA in March 2015 . Two appeals were launched by two industry consortia of composed of 2 and 37 industries respectively.