Posted on 20/07/2016 in News 32 2016
EU DecaBDE restriction proposal

The European Commission has published a draft regulation to effectively ban (after 18 months) the production, use or sale of articles containing Deca-BDE, with exceptions for aircraft, vehicle spare parts and electronics (for electronics Deca-BDE is already restricted by the RoHS Directive).

The Commission states that this anticipates the expected listing of Deca-BDE under the Stockholm Convention as a POP (Persistent Organic Pollutant), see pinfa Newsletter n°50. The proposal now goes to consideration of Member States and the European Parliament.

Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (5 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English) Reference: G/TBT/N/EU/375

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