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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. Cefic joins forces with EU industry for strong conclusion on CETA trade deal

    13 January 2017

    Brussels, 13 January 2017 – In a letter to the European Parliament, Cefic joins leading industry associations through the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) to underline the importance of the CETA trade deal for the future of an economically strong Europe.

  2. Ten years on, REACH is delivering

    19 December 2016

    Brussels, 19 December 2016 – Yesterday, December 18th, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of legislation. 

  3. ETS vote signals step in the right direction for EU chemical industry

    15 December 2016

    Brussels, 15 December 2016 – An EU Parliament committee vote on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) has been welcomed by Cefic after policymakers endorsed reasonable levels of free allocation for industry and importantly – excluded a proposed complex and unnecessary tiering system. A question mark remains over the impact on long term carbon pricing.

  4. 2017 forecast shows slight uptick for EU chemical industry production

    14 December 2016

    Brussels, 14 December 2016 – Cefic - the European chemical industry council - expects a small uptick in chemical production in the European Union in 2017 of around +0.5%. This follows a year in which output stagnated (+0.0%).

  5. Cefic supports transparency measures: Commission and ECHA sign deal to set up EU observatory on nanomaterials

    07 December 2016

    Brussels 7 December 2016 - An EU observatory for nanomaterials – tiny particles that often have unique properties for advanced manufacturing – has been welcomed by Cefic, the EU chemical industry council. The signing of this agreement follows the conclusion of a European Commission impact assessment on transparency measures for nanomaterials.

  6. EU chemical industry reacts to Winter Package: Markets, not targets will drive change

    30 November 2016

    Brussels, 30 November 2016 – Cefic endorses the business opportunities brought by today's Winter Package but emphasises the need for connecting national markets, securing gas supply and integrating mature renewables into the grid to deliver secure sustainable and affordable energy for globally competing industries.

  7. EU SME week: SPiCE3 delivers remarkable results for energy efficiency

    24 November 2016

    Brussels, 24 November 2016 – Cefic has taken the opportunity of EU SME week to highlight remarkable results from its dedicated Spice3 project which empowers chemical SMEs to maximise their energy efficiency.

  8. EU Court rulings reduce confidentiality safeguards for chemical companies

    23 November 2016

    Brussels 23 November 2016 – Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, has said that today’s EU Court of Justice rulings set a potentially dangerous precedent for the protection of confidential business information submitted by companies for EU substance and product registrations and approvals.

  9. Modernising trade defences: Cefic reacts to EU Commission’s proposed antidumping methodology

    13 November 2016

    Brussels 9 November 2016 – Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, welcomes the proposal by the European Commission on a new methodology to tackle dumped or subsidised imports into the EU.

  10. Register Now: Cefic LRI event showcases latest science on chemical safety

    07 November 2016

    Brussels 7 November 2016 – All stakeholders are invited to join the science and policymaking community on 16 - 17 November in Brussels, as we discuss the latest state of the art research into chemical health, safety and environmental protection on hot topic issues.

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