Joint Industry Statement: Deadline for the SCIP Database

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FEPA joins an industry coalition to ask from authorities the postponement of the SCIP notification deadline On Monday 21st September, a coalition of 40 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances […]

FEPA Welcomes Arturs Alksnis as Director, Public Affairs

The European Abrasive Industry reinforcing its presence in Brussels Paris, France (September 21st, 2020) – The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) has a new Director, Public Affairs, Arturs Alksnis. Based in Brussels, Belgium, he will oversee all European regulatory activities on behalf of the European abrasive industry, utilizing more than ten years of EU […]

Germany Takes Over European Council Presidency

Germany to lead European Council through the Corona Virus Crisis On 1 July 2020, Croatia handed over the presidency of the European Council while the corona pandemic continues, spreading economic woes and costing human lives. The challenges presented by this unprecedented crisis will be met head on by German MEPs whose primary goals will be to […]

Survey on Impact from the REACH 2018 Registration Deadline on Economic Operators

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This survey will close on Monday 10 August 2020. According to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, all manufacturers and importers of chemical substances in the European Union (EU) had to submit information to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on the properties and uses of all substances above 1 tonne per […]

FEPA Welcomes EU Recovery Plan and its Tool, Next Generation EU


FEPA gives a nod of appreciation to the three pillars of the Next Generation EU The recovery plan of €750 billion will be deployed by the instrument Next Generation EU, which relies on three pillars: Present: addressing the immediate crisis by providing tools to support Member State efforts to recover Future: innovating by boosting private […]

An Ambitious #EUGreenDeal

“Achieving the EU’s climate and environmental goals requires a new industrial policy based on the circular economy” On 11 December 2019, the European Commission unveiled a plan to zero out its contributions to climate change and transform Europe’s economy. The ambitious European Green Deal aims to make the 28 countries in the European Union “climate […]

EU PPE Directive Effective April 2019

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On 21 April 2019, only PPE in conformity with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 can be placed on the EU market. Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Statistics on fatal and major […]

Act Now to Stay on the EU Market after the UK’s Withdrawal

Companies must prepare for a “no deal” scenario All companies placing chemical substances onto the markets of the European Union and the European Economic Area need to prepare for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. New instructions are now available on ECHA’s website. ECHA recommends companies to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario ahead […]