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News from 2016

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2016. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Guidance critical to avoid uncertainty, says Cefic: REACH deadline in sight

    22 September 2016

    Brussels 22 September 2016 – Cefic has pointed to the need for legal certainty in the matter of data-sharing regarding REACH, the EU chemical safety law. This is important in order to avoid duplication of work, cut unnecessary costs and reduce animal testing.

  2. Cefic strengthens Public Affairs team with new Advocacy Director appointment

    20 September 2016

    Brussels 20 September 2016 – Cefic has appointed senior chemical industry expert Cristiana Gaburri as Director of Public Affairs. In her previous role as Cefic’s Director for Advocacy she served the Fine Specialty and Consumer Chemicals cluster. In recognition of her achievements, this new role will broaden her area of responsibility and allow her to bring her expertise across Cefic policy areas at large.

  3. Dead or alive? European business will keep fighting for TTIP

    19 September 2016

    Brussels 19 September 2016 – Senior business representatives, including Rene van Sloten, Cefic Executive Director for Industrial Policy, defended the need to conclude TTIP. Said van Sloten, "Trade already takes place with or without TTIP. But with TTIP in place, SMEs would benefit with reduced red tape. It's a potential 1.5bn Eur saving a year for the EU chemical industry purely on the cost of doing business". He explained this is feasible while maintaining the EU's high safety and environmental standards.

  4. Cefic welcomes State of the Union: Calls for compelling vision for European industry

    14 September 2016

    Brussels 14 September 2016 – Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General has issued a statement reacting to today’s State of the European Union speech. In it, he asks for a comprehensive vision for European industry as the EU makes efforts to craft a prosperous and stable future for Europe.

  5. Cefic voices its support for an ambitious conclusion for TTIP

    05 September 2016

    Brussels 5 September 2016 – Cefic today joined a coalition of business stakeholders to underline its support for the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP). Regardless of whether TTIP will be concluded before the end of the Obama administration, negotiations can and should continue for an ambitious outcome.

  6. Cefic political outlook 2016: Energy, Brexit & chemical safety on the table

    02 September 2016

    Brussels, 2 September 2016 – As the political season kicks off once again, Cefic identifies the top priorities for the EU chemical industry, focusing on EU energy policy milestones, the coming REACH review and our efforts to analyse the impacts of Brexit.

  7. Cefic welcomes Commission study on benefits of EU chemical legislation

    31 August 2016

    Brussels, 31 August 2016 – Cefic welcomes a study by the EU Commission that establishes indicators to evaluate the benefits of chemical safety legislation for human health and the environment.

  8. Cefic boosts communications with appointment of industry native

    24 August 2016

    Brussels, 24 August 2016 - To reinforce its public affairs team, Cefic, the EU chemical industry council, has welcomed on board Irene van Luijken as its new Communications Director.

  9. Cefic contributes to Commission proposals on endocrine disruptors

    03 August 2016

    Brussels, 3 August 2016 - The EU chemical industry has published its views on the EU Commission’s proposed draft legal acts defining criteria for the identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as applied to biocidal and plant protection products.

  10. New campaign showcases how TiO2 brightens your every day

    02 August 2016

    Brussels, 2 August 2016 - To highlight the benefits of titanium dioxide, the Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA), a sector group of Cefic, has launched a new public awareness campaign with the release of a dedicated website on the benefits of TiO2.

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