Chementors is attending 4th consecutive year to in-cosmetics Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct31-Nov2, 2017. This time we also hold a speak in a regulatory seminar on Thursday.

Chementors is attending 4th consecutive year to the most important exhibition for cosmetic ingredient producers in Asia. In-cosmetics Asia 2017 is held at BITEC Bangkok Exhibition Centre on Oct30-Nov2, 2017.

In addition to promoting Chementors services at the venue, we also hold a speak at regulatory seminar on Thursday afternoon 4:00pm-4:45pm. You are the most welcome to listen to the speech given by Mr. Jani Määttä, CEO of Chementors. He will tell the latest news about EU REACH regulation – the challenges and opportunities.

If you want to set up a meeting during the exhibition please contact: Mr. Antti Aalto, antti.aalto@chementors.eu or Mr. Jani Määttä, jani.maatta@chementors.eu

in-cosmetics Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct31-Nov2, 2017

Chementors Hong Kong Ltd. is attending China International Chemical Industry Fair 2017 in Shanghai on Aug30-Sep01.

ICIF 2017 is a one-of-its-kind Exhibition and Conference in Shanghai, China, which embodies and spotlights the entire chemical industry portfolio. Since 1992, ICIF China has become the indispensable chemical show in China`s annual industry calendar, and the preferred platform for government agencies and key decision makers to come together for exchange and trade.

For the first time Chementors is also showcasing its vital and valuable services at the event. We offer the solution to overcome the barriers of chemical regulations in the EU. If you want to set up a meeting contact the sales director Mr. Antti Aalto at WeChat, ID: A44996969 or antti.aalto@chementors.eu. We also welcome you to visit our booth K31.

Information about Chementors, please visit http://www.chementors.eu/
More information about the ICIF2017 exhibition: http://en.icif.cn/

Chementors expanding into Southeast Asia

Chementors has begun its expansion into countries in Southeast Asia. The growing export of chemicals from the area to Europe is leading to an increased need for Chementors’s services, in particular the only representative service and REACH registrations. Exports of clothes, toys, jewellery and other products to Europe are also growing, leading to demand for information on and operators in fields such as identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

In collaboration with its partners, Chementors is organising a number of information events towards the end of the year about the stricter European regulations, as well as participating in a range of chemical industry fairs around Southeast Asia. The objective of these activities is to work alongside the authorities to provide comprehensive information about the EU’s REACH chemicals regulation and business opportunities for companies in the region. Chementors also aims to establish a unit in each country, taking into account local knowledge and languages.

Chementors was established for companies and people who care about environmental and human safety, and operates on the one-stop shop principle, providing information and taking care of all procedures necessary for ensuring chemical safety, a service that is particularly valued in Southeast Asia.

Guangzhou seminar a huge success

The joint seminar organised by the Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center (IQTC) and Chementors in Guangzhou on 30 June 2017 was visited by over 250 participants from a number of sectors interested in the European chemical market, including the toy and cosmetics industries.

The negotiations between the IQTC and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held just before the seminar aimed at creating a new relationship for chemical safety cooperation between China and Europe. Relations between Europe and China in regard to chemical safety have been on the decline in recent years, one example of which is the fact that in 2013 China stopped translating ECHA’s materials into Chinese. As such, one of the highlights of the seminar was the Chinese translation of the ECHA brochure ”Exporting to EU”, prepared by Chementors, which will be made available for download on the IQTC’s website for the benefit of local SMEs.

Another highlight of the seminar was the active participation of Liu Xia, vice director of the China National Institute of Standardization, which operates under AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China). AQSIQ is China’s official body in charge of quality, food safety and product safety matters. ECHA, IQTC and Chementors all hope that the seminar will spur the European Commission and corresponding administrative bodies in China, such as AQSIQ, to increase their dialogue in matters related to chemical safety.

Thanks to the information content of the seminar and all the resulting discussion, ECHA’s first visit to Guangzhou will most likely not be its last. With the REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018 fast approaching (for substances imported to the EU in amounts exceeding 1 tonne), now is the time to make quick decisions. Although the registration process is time-consuming, the most flexible operators, such as Chementors and the IQTC, can together help Chinese suppliers of goods and chemicals complete the process in time before the critical deadline.

The seminar featured a number of respected speakers. Pictured from the left: Chonghua Liu, Yonghan Huang, Qian Xiao, Geert Dancet, Petteri Mäkelä, Jani Määttä, Huaining Zhong, Ruyan Liao and Jing Wang. Not pictured: Liu Xia from AQSIQ.

The seminar was held at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. Pictured from the left: Petteri Mäkelä, Geert Dancet, Jani Määttä and Qian Xiao.

The seminar also gave visitors the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Participants reported being very pleased with the seminar.

Geert Dancet, Executive Director of ECHA, to deliver the keynote speech at the IQTC and Chementors seminar in Guangzhou on 30 June 2017.

Executive Director Geert Dancet and International Affairs Officer Petteri Mäkelä from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be visiting the seminar organised by Chementors and Quarantine Technology Center (IQTC) in Guangzhou on 30 June 2017.

China is a notable producer of toys, jewellery, clothing and other goods. However, many Chinese businesses are unfamiliar with tightening EU regulations. In order to address this, the seminar aims to increase awareness and provide an opportunity to discuss issues before potential problems arise. In addition to this, the seminar will focus on the REACH regulation, which is set to introduce significant changes to the importing of chemical industry raw materials and mixtures, such as cosmetics, detergents and paints.

In his keynote speech on the morning of the seminar, Dancet will talk to the Chinese audience about the REACH registration deadline, which is on 31 May 2018. After this, Mäkelä will tell the audience about substances in goods and the market control and regulation of Europe. Meanwhile, Jani Määttä from Chementors Ltd will share practical tips and instructions on how to enter the European market smoothly and efficiently, while avoiding problems and unnecessary work. Chementors’ aim is to urge the audience to act as quickly as possible.

The afternoon portion of the seminar will include discussions on a variety of topics, such as recent legislative issues in China, as well as the amendment of the EU Toy Safety Directive. The full-day seminar will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center in Guangzhou on Friday, 30 June 2017.

Newcomer to the market? Act by 31 May to get one more year to prepare your registration

To benefit from the 31 May 2018 registration deadline for low volume, existing substances, you need to have pre-registered them. You can still do so if you have recently entered the European market. The last chance is on 31 May 2017. If you do not pre-register by that date, you will need to register your substance before you can manufacture or import it.

Helsinki, 5 April 2017 – If you have recently started to manufacture or import a non-CMR phase-in substance in amounts of 1 to 100 tonnes a year, you should pre-register it within six months after starting the activity. The last possibility is on 31 May 2017. Pre-registration enables you to continue supplying your low-volume chemicals legally on the EU/EEA market until the last REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018.

If you do not have a valid pre-registration or registration for your substance after 31 May 2017, you will need to submit an inquiry to ECHA and register your substance before you can manufacture or import it. Preparing an inquiry with IUCLID will take you more time than pre-registering through REACH-IT, will need to contain more information, and will take more time for ECHA to process. You need to take this into account when planning your access to market to avoid delays.

If you manufacture or import your substance for research and development (PPORD), and only make it available to a limited group of customers, you may benefit from a specific PPORD exemption. In this case, you do not need to register or pre-register your substance.

Chementors can assist you with the pre-registration but you need to act now!

Source: https://echa.europa.eu/fi/-/newcomer-to-the-market-act-by-31-may-to-get-one-more-year-to-prepare-your-registration

CLP 2017 – Chemical products with old labels off the shelves

Chemical products with old labels off the shelves

From 1 June 2017, all chemical products placed on the market have to be labelled in accordance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.

The CLP Regulation is now the only legislation that applies in the classification and labelling of both substances and mixtures. This marks the end of the transitional period for mixtures. Only hazardous chemicals carrying labels with the CLP pictograms can be supplied from 1 June onwards.

Companies must classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market. If you still have products on your shelves with labels following the requirements of the previous legislation, you must now make sure that the products are either no longer placed on the market or re-classified and re-labelled in accordance with CLP.

The purpose of the classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals is to ensure a high level of protection of health and the environment, as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles. It is based on the Globally Harmonised System, agreed in the UN.

CHEMENTORS can help you with questions on your obligations under the CLP Regulation.

Get to know the CLP requirements and implement them NOW!

Source: https://echa.europa.eu/-/chemical-products-with-old-labels-off-the-shelves-by-1-june-2017

ECHA Stakeholders’ Day 2017

The main focus of the ECHA Stakeholders’ day was preparing for the final REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018. Only one year to the deadline, the 2-day conference offered registrants, in particular SMEs, the most up-to-date advice, guidance and case studies to help them register successfully.

The event was held during 4 and 5 April. On the first day, ECHA offered training sessions on ECHA’s IT tools and also one-to-one sessions with ECHA experts. April 5 covered three main topics; REACH 2018 deadline, practical case studies and how to use chemicals safer in Europe.

Chementors attended the event. COO Jan Nylund, Reach specialist Maria O´Shea, and CEO Jani Määttä were present. “During the event, I got an idea how to help SMEs in more practical way to meet the upcoming deadline in 2018. We will publish more of this a bit later.” said CEO Jani Määttä at the event.

 

Chementors CEO Jani Määttä and ECHA Deputy Executive Director Jukka Malm discussed about the European REACH deadline of May 2018. The chemical trade challenges between EU and China were also briefly mentioned. Communication with ECHA continues to lower all possible barriers.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Finland – Chementors executing Xi´s vision

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Helsinki Tuesday 4th of April on an official 2-day-visit to Finland. The visit aimed at advancing bilateral ties, increasing political mutual trust and expanding all kind of cooperation.

The Chinese leader visited Finland last time year 1995. The visit on Wednesday was very meaningful to Finland, due to the Finland 100th anniversary of independence.

Xi noted that Finland opened political ties with China already in 1950 and was the first Western country to sign a governmental bilateral trade agreement with Beijing. Currently, Finland is China’s third largest trading partner in the Nordic region, while China has been Finland’s biggest trading partner in Asia for 14 years.

During the visit, Xi said he saw “great space and potential for further economic cooperation and trade.” Chementors, with its headquarters in Finland, is making a lot of effort with its Chinese partners to execute Xi’s vision by lowering the regulatory barriers of chemical trade between China and Europe.

 

 “We will make many information seminars about coming REACH deadline of May 2018 for Chinese chemical industry. We can smoothly operate from our Hong Kong offices to help Chinese manufacturers develop successful registrations and chemical trade partnerships within all EU countries, including Finland.” said Chementors CEO Jani Määttä on Wednesday April 5th 2017.