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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. Chemical industry and workers call on the European Commission to update EU rules on reprotoxic substances at the workplace

    16 October 2018

    Brussels, 16 October 2018 - The chemical industry and trade unions today agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace.

  2. Chemical industry and NGOs call on the EU Heads of State to allow the UK to remain within REACH post-Brexit

    16 October 2018

    Brussels, 16 October 2018 - Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have today published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial Times.

    We urge the UK and EU-27 governments to allow the UK to remain within (and bound by) REACH and participate in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) post-Brexit. Doing this will help maintain high standards of protection of citizens and environment, and ensure business continuity for companies. 

  3. Cefic statement on BfR study on compliance of REACH dossiers

    12 October 2018

    Brussels, 12 October 2018 - We agree with the findings of the study done by German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) that both industry and authorities need to increase their efforts in improving the quality of registration dossiers.  

  4. Cefic welcomes Commission’s adoption of new Bioeconomy Strategy

    12 October 2018

    Brussels, 12 October 2018 - Cefic welcomes the Commission’s adoption of the new Bioeconomy Strategy. The bioeconomy offers an exciting opportunity for the European chemical industry to create new products and diversify its raw material base. Cefic acknowledges that the Commission is on the right track with the three main action areas and its cross-policy focus approach.

  5. Petrochemicals Europe Head shares her thoughts on state of Europe’s petrochemicals industry

    11 October 2018

    Brussels, 11 October 2018 - In the run-up to the EPCA annual conference, Dorothee Arns, Executive Director of Cefic industry sector Petrochemicals Europe, reflected on the current state of the European petrochemicals industry in interviews with the trade press. 

  6. European chemical industry backs WTO modernisation

    11 October 2018

    Brussels, 11 October 2018 - Amid the current international trade tensions, the European chemical industry renews its support for free and fair trade, and commitment to the rules-based, multilateral trading system as embodied by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In this regard, the International Council of Chemical Association (ICCA), the voice of the global chemical industry, has recently published a statement promoting global trade on chemicals and supporting a modernised and progressive WTO agenda.

  7. #EuropeMatters – debating the future of Europe

    11 October 2018

    Brussels, 11 October 2018 - The fifteenth edition of the State of Europe roundtable, organised today by think tank Friends of Europe, debated different scenarios for Europe in 2030, as set out in its #EuropeMatters report. The aim was to gather the collective intelligence of participants to co-produce concrete policy recommendations for next year’s incoming European leadership. 

  8. The impact of Brexit on REACH registration compliance

    10 October 2018

    Brussels, 10 October 2018 - Due to the highly interconnected nature of chemicals supply chains, Brexit will have important implications in the area of chemicals regulations for companies both in the UK and in the EU27/EEA countries. Assuming that the UK would leave REACH as result of Brexit, Cefic and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have prepared a briefing note to support business across Europe in preparing for the potential effects Brexit may have on REACH compliance.

  9. Employment in chemicals sector continues to grow

    05 October 2018

    Brussels, 5 October 2018 - Growing for the fifth quarter running, employment in the EU chemicals sector was up 1.7% from January to June 2018. The sector chalked up moderate output growth of 0.6% from January to July 2018, wth chemicals prices rising 3% during the same period. Exports jumped 3.2% and imports 5.0% from January to June 2018, while the trade surplus was €0.2 bn down during the same period.  

  10. Cefic calls on Commission to develop industrial strategy for the future

    27 September 2018

    Brussels, 26 September 2018Presenting its recommendations for a competitive Europe to a European Council Working Group last week, in the form of a manifesto, Cefic called on the European Commission to develop a strategy for the future of industry.

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