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Animal NGO criticises ECHA on testing

NGO Cruelty Free International has launched a European-wide petition to stop the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from “unlawfully flouting European cosmetics animal testing bans”.

REACH and a no-deal Brexit

Dave Gordon and Anita Lloyd, partner and director at Squire Patton Boggs, look at the legal issues relating to a proposed ‘UK REACH’ system

CIA publishes Brexit guide for chemicals industry

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and its legal partner, Square Patton Boggs, has published a report on ‘Making Brexit work for the Chemical Industry’, which aims to guide the chemicals industry as the UK prepares to leave the EU. 

The report details a number of key priorities for the industry, including frictionless trade with the EU, undisrupted UK/EU supply chains, development of new free-trade agreements, regulatory consistency, access to secure and cost-effective energy and access to highly skilled individuals.

California bill would ban products tested on animals

California senator Cathleen Galgiani is introducing legislation that will prohibit the import and sale of cosmetics and personal care products tested on animals. If passed, the ban will apply to both ingredients and finished products.
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