PFAS Regulations in the European Union

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PFAS Regulations European Union

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that have been used in certain consumer products for their ability to resist water and stains. Such products include cookware, clothing, furniture, and building materials.

In recent years, PFAS has been restricted by various regulations in the European Union for their toxicity to humans and the environment. In this article, we cover PFAS regulations in the EU – including covered products, testing requirements, and more.

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REACH Annex XVII Substances List: An Overview

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ANNEX XVII Substances List

REACH restrics chemicals, heavy metals, and other substances in consumer products sold in the European Union. That being said, different rules apply to substances that are considered as more harmful.

Substances listed in Annex XVII of the REACH regulation are considered to be more harmful and therefore restricted. The restrictions can differ – in terms of limits or an outright ban – depending on the product type and age group.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in Singapore

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Singapore Product Liability Insurance

Product liability insurance can be your last line of defence if anyone is harmed by your product. In this guide, we list Singapore based product liability insurance companies offering insurance solutions for a wide range of business needs and product types.

We list insurance companies, brokers, and agencies – and explain how they differ.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in Hong Kong

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Product Liability Insurance Hong Kong

Hong Kong remains an important hub for cross-border e-commerce companies. That said, it can be challenging for Hong Kong-based companies to navigate product liability insurance options in the United States, Europe, and other countries and regions.

In this guide, we product liability companies, brokers, and agents in Hong Kong. Note that you need to contact these companies directly in case you have questions.

We are not affiliated with any of the listed companies and only provide this list for informational purposes.

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REACH SVHC Substance List: An Overview

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REACH restrics chemicals, heavy metals, and other substances in consumer products. When it comes to Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC)s, additional notification requirements apply to importers and manufacturers if a product contains an SVHC above a certain percentage.

In this guide, we explain what Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC)s are and list some of the more common SVHCs – such as DIPP, DPP, formaldehyde, and cadmium nitrate. Continue reading REACH SVHC Substance List: An Overview

List of Products Covered by the Construction Products Regulation 

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Construction Products

Importing or manufacturing construction products requires compliance with the EU Construction Products Regulation. The regulation sets out requirements such as safety and performance standards, documentation, and labeling.

In this guide, we provide a list of products that are referenced in Annex IV of the Construction Products Regulation. We also list applicable harmonised standards for each product category.
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List of Products Covered by the WEEE Directive

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WEEE Products List

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) Directive applies to electrical and electronic equipment waste and waste collection. It also covers labeling requirements used to indicate separate waste collection.

In this guide, we list examples of products covered by the WEEE Directive. We made the selection based on the product categories listed in the relevant annexes of the directive itself. We also include examples of relevant EN standards.

That said, keep in mind that WEEE covers essentially all electrical and electronic products – not only those listed in this guide.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in the European Union

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European Union Product Liability Insurance

Manufacturers, importers, and online vendors selling products in the European Union are ultimately responsible for product safety and compliance. However, product safety issues can be caused by unforeseen manufacturing defects or supply chain-related issues.

In short, importers and manufacturers cannot entirely eliminate the risk of safety and compliance issues – resulting in personal injury or property damage.

Should the worst happen, product liability insurance can cover some of the costs involved. In this guide, we list some of Europe’s leading product liability insurance providers, located in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Continue reading List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in the European Union

Plastic Product Regulations & Safety Standards in the European Union

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Plastic Products

Plastics and consumer products made of plastics are subject to chemical restrictions, bans, labeling, and lab testing requirements. In this guide, we explain how REACH, RoHS Directive, and many other regulations apply to plastic materials and consumer products.

Further, we also look into plastic food contact materials regulations, and regulations concerning single-use plastics in the European Union.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in Canada

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Canada Product Liability Insurance

Products sold in Canada must comply with national product safety standards, labeling, and certification requirements. That said, unforeseen manufacturing and design defects can render your products unsafe and non-compliant – which in turn can result in injury or property damage.

Should the worst happen, product liability insurance can serve as a last line of defense as it can cover costs (at least in part) arising from claims or legal fees.

In this guide, we list some of Canada’s leading product liability insurance companies, brokers, and agencies – that can help protect your business.

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