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Guide to the EU POPs Regulation

  Does your corn contain a POP? Chances are the answer is yes, if the crop has been treated with certain pesticides. In its firm stance against substances that prove harmful for human health and the environment, the EU is very active in restricting or requiring...

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Guide to the EU POPs Regulation

  Does your corn contain a POP? Chances are the answer is yes, if the crop has been treated with certain pesticides. In its firm stance against substances that prove harmful for human health and the environment, the EU is very active in restricting or requiring...

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How to Gather Data and Make SCIP Database Submissions

With a SCIP database launch date set for October 2020 and a compliance deadline scheduled for early January 2021, ECHA (European Chemical Agency) is busy ironing out the details. As we have previously mentioned, the guidelines to build the datasets have undergone a...

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California Prop 65 – the New York State Edition?

California has long been a trendsetter in laws pertaining to protecting safety and privacy. More often than not, regulations passed in California inspire other states and make their way to the desks of federal legislators in Washington, D.C. thereby “shaping the...

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EU MDR Delayed to 2021 – What Does This Mean For You?

The EU MDR (Medical Device Regulation) was originally going to enter into force in May 2020. Just 2 months prior, the European Commission (EC) proposed to delay the compliance deadline for a year. Parliament unanimously voted in favor on April 17, 2020 and member...

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[Infographic] What is SCIP?

Discover everything you need to know about the European Chemical Agency's (ECHA) newest regulation: the SCIP database. This infographic details the purpose of SCIP, the difference between articles and complex objects, who is in scope, how to gather information, the...

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5 Sectors That Need Compliance Management Software

  You would think that complying with existing laws and regulations would be top of mind for businesses and a host of other sectors who want to continue operating. However, you’d be surprised at how many seem to not know the importance of compliance in business....

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What Are Harmonized Tariff Schedules?

  Harmonized Tariff Schedules (HTS) are a classification system for goods imported into the U.S. based on name, composition, and intended use/function. Centuries of various levels of protectionism and retaliation between countries have finally led to the adoption...

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Eradicating Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

Policies and Statements Aren’t Enough Last week the Government Pension Fund of Norway sold its shares in G4S, a British security company, because of the risk of human rights violations against the UK-based security company’s workforce....

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Reflecting during this Labor Day holiday reminds me that this year marks 20 years since the adoption of the ILO's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).  Each year on June 12th, the World Day Against Child Labor brings people...

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Unsuspecting Products that Contain Cobalt

Cobalt was the first metal to be discovered since prehistoric times When most of us hear the word we think of the color blue. But the purified metal is actually a grey steel color, while the salts that include cobalt are shades of blue. This color of blue has been...

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