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News from 2017

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2017. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Dr. Markus Steilemann announced as the new chair of the SusChem Board

    12 October 2017

    Brussels, 18 October 2017 - The SusChem Board announced Dr. Markus Steilemann as the new Chair, succeeding Dr. Klaus Sommer who served six years in this position.



  2. EU chemical industry continues its recovery in 2017

    12 October 2017

    Brussels, 12 October 2017 - The EU chemical industry is continuing its recovery in 2017. Chemicals confidence remains good. While chemicals output rose during the first seven months of the year, the same period saw chemicals prices surge. Chemicals consumption and sales climbed during the first half of the year, with chemicals exports and imports also up during the first six months.

  3. Dr. Markus Steilemann announced as the new chair of the SusChem Board

    12 October 2017

    Brussels, 18 October 2017 - The SusChem Board announced Dr. Markus Steilemann as the new Chair, succeeding Dr. Klaus Sommer who served six years in this position.



  4. ITRE Committee puts building renovation centre stage of EPBD

    11 October 2017

    Brussels, 11 October 2017 - “Building envelope” industries welcome the report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision adopted today by the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE). The report puts building renovation centre stage of the EPBD and proposes a set of policy measures which aim to increase both the rate and depth of building renovations in the EU.

  5. Chemical industry welcomes anti-dumping methodology revamp

    04 October 2017

    Brussels, 4 October 2017 - The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) welcomes yesterday’s agreement reached by the EU institutions on a new anti-dumping methodology during trilogue as part of a wider revamp of the current EU anti-dumping regulation intended to better comply with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. In 2016, China challenged that EU regulation which did not conform with existing international procedures when it came to calculating anti-dumping duties.

  6. Cefic welcomes the election of Bjorn Hansen as ECHA’s next Executive Director

    29 September 2017

    Brussels, 29 September 2017 - The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) congratulates Bjorn Hansen on being elected as ECHA’s next Executive Director. We are looking forward to working closely with him to achieve our common goals of ensuring the safe use of chemicals and maintaining a thriving and sustainable European Chemical Industry

  7. Energy efficiency, both an opportunity and a challenge for industry

    20 September 2017

    Brussels, 20 September 2017 – Speaking at a dinner debate sponsored by Cefic at the European Energy Forum in the European Parliament, Cefic director general Marco Mensink expressed unambiguous support for the “energy efficiency first principle”.

  8. We need to be more ambitious about research and innovation

    20 September 2017

    Brussels, 20 September 2017 - In this opinion piece Pierre Barthélemy, Cefic executive director research and innovation, explains how Europe can close the gap on its global competitors in R&I and how the Commission’s next R&I framework programme, FP9, can help bring this about.

  9. Cefic and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) call for full tariff elimination on bio-ethanol for use as feedstock in chemical industry

    20 September 2017

    Brussels, 20 September 2017 – With respect to the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade negotiations, Cefic and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) associations call for full tariff elimination on bio-ethanol, for use as feedstock in the chemical industry. Access for bio-ethanol to be used in the transport sector should be done through tariff-rate quota.

  10. Further push for industry support just one day after Juncker’s important gesture towards industry

    14 September 2017

    Brussels, 14 September 2017 – Cefic welcomes the German-Dutch non-paper on strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of the European industry launched today.

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