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

  1. ICCA and UN Environment running joint projects

    14 February 2019

    Brussels, 14th February 2019 - As part of its commitment to SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), ICCA (the International Council of Chemical Associations) and UN Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sound chemicals management and developing effective chemical management around the world. ICCA, its member associations and member companies are currently engaged in several collaborative projects with UN Environment.

  2. Helping to improve chemicals management in Africa

    14 February 2019

    Brussels, 14th February 2019 - “The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of chemicals should be implemented as a basic management requirement in countries producing and using chemicals. The global chemical industry is ready to help both local government and industries with available tools it developed, relying on Responsible Care* and product stewardship”, said Véronique Garny, Cefic director Product Stewardship, addressing a workshop held in Ghana on January 30-31. The aim of the workshop was to brainstorm about how the GHS could be implemented in that country

  3. Chemical industry unites in calling for Brexit deal

    07 February 2019

    Brussels, 7th February 2019 - As UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to meet European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the chemical industry right across Europe – one of the continent's biggest sectors - has united in calling for both sides of the Brexit negotiations to secure an agreement.

  4. Cefic/CIA briefing note – preparing for UK out of REACH scenario

    29 January 2019

    Brussels, 29th January 2019 -  Brexit will have significant implications in the area  of chemicals regulation, for companies both in the UK and in the EU27/EEA countries. 

  5. EU chemicals output flattened through October 2018

    18 January 2019

    January 18, 2019 –The second half of 2018 proved more severe than expected, with production posting no growth from January to October 2018 compared to the same period of 2017. Chemicals prices rose 3.7% during the same period, while chemicals sales reached 3.9% through September 2018. Chemicals exports were up 4.2%, while chemicals imports jumped 7.0% through September 2018. 

  6. An interview with Peter Smith, outgoing Cefic Executive Director Product Stewardship

    17 January 2019

    Brussels, 17th January 2019 - Peter Smith, Cefic Executive Director Product Stewardship, retired from Cefic at the end of last year. Before leaving, Peter shared his thoughts with us about his stint at Cefic, and how he envisages the future of the European chemical industry.

  7. New global alliance commits over $1.0 billion USD to help end plastic waste in the environment; sets goal of investing $1.5 billion USD

    17 January 2019

    January 17, 2019 – An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

  8. European chemical industry's statement on outcome of Brexit vote

    16 January 2019

    Brussels, 16th January 2019 Following yesterday’s vote in the UK Parliament, business continues to lack clarity about the state of play after 29 March 2019, which means that companies cannot make decisions on production, investments and employment. 

  9. Sylvie Lemoine joins Cefic as Executive Director Product Stewardship

    07 January 2019

    Brussels, 7th January 2019 - Sylvie Lemoine, Senior Government Affairs Manager with Dow, has been appointed Cefic’s Executive Director Product Stewardship effective immediately, as successor of Peter Smith, who has retired from Cefic.

  10. Europe needs to resist single market fragmentation

    14 December 2018

    Brussels 14 December 2018 - Cefic supports the European Council’s conclusions on the Single Market. More needs to be done to ensure that the Single Market provides a solid underpinning for an outward-looking, confident and autonomous European Union. Said Marco Mensink: “The chemical industry has invested in Europe relying on a fully functioning single market, one without borders. If the EU does not stop fragmentation of the single market, it will become less attractive as a place to invest, grow and recruit ”. A strong and resilient Single Market is a precondition for a successful industrial strategy and an indispensable factor for the chemical sector to operate and compete on a global scale. Read Cefic views on the Single Market.

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