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December 17, 2018Scott Stephens

The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued chemical regulation-specific guidance which expands on the September 2018 technical notice issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that explained the UK’s strategy for a ‘no-deal’ withdrawal from the European Union in March 2019. Titled “UK...

November 12, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a public consultation on the proposal to transpose Directive (EU) 2017/2102 amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) into UK law. The UK has...

August 27, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

In the context of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published a strategy paper called "Strengthening National Capacity for Product Safety." The strategy covers the objectives that the OPSS plans to take action on from 2018-2020, including reformed regulations and strengthened enforcement. Background...