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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. Sign off on CETA: Cefic supports conclusion of EU-Canada trade deal

    26 October 2016

    Brussels, 26 October 2016 - Cefic calls for a last push towards signing the CETA EU-Canada trade deal to support Europe's future competitiveness in the face of growing competition. Now is the time for Europe to demonstrate its leadership of international trade policy.

  2. New report shows major water eco-efficiency of EU chemical industry

    18 October 2016

    Brussels, 18 October 2016 - Cefic today presented strong results from a ground-breaking water sustainability project which was sponsored jointly between the European Commission FP7 programme and industry stakeholders.

  3. Parliament position on Waste Directive revision sidelines REACH

    13 October 2016

    Brussels, October 13, 2016 - Today’s European Parliament ITRE Committee position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive causes more challenges than it brings solutions, said Cefic, the EU chemical industry council.

  4. Cefic Unveils Responsible Care Industry Award Winners

    07 October 2016

    Florence, October 7, 2016 

    Cefic has today announced the winners of this year’s prestigious European Responsible Care Awards, recognising the top achievers in the EU chemical industry towards excellence in health, safety and environmental standards.

  5. Stable in Turbulent Times: Cefic reinforces resilience of the chemical industry

    07 October 2016

    Florence, 7 October 2016 – In a period where the EU’s fifth large industry addresses the continuous competitiveness challenges by exploring new markets and products, Cefic, the EU association representing the chemical sector, made several key announcements stressing the need for an investment friendly and attractive Europe.

  6. Communication is key to chemical safety: Cefic, ECHA and DUCC join forces

    06 October 2016

    Florence, 6 October 2016 – The EU chemical industry today took an important step towards enhancing communication around chemical safety by making a joint statement together with Geert Dancet, EU Chemical Agency (ECHA) as well as Janice Robinson, Chair, Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC).

  7. Cefic steps up cooperation against chemicals weapons

    04 October 2016

    Brussels, 4 October 2016 – Cefic has consolidated its commitment to preventing misuse of chemicals as weapons. The chemical industry has long supported the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by banning the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons.

  8. No more status quo on climate goals: Cefic reacts to EU Emissions Trading System reform debate

    29 September 2016

    Brussels 29 September 2016 – Cefic has welcomed conclusions of an EU debate on reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). Concerns over the impact of the tiered approach on the future competitiveness of Europe were discussed, as well as the need for simplicity to support companies investing in a future Europe.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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