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Summary

ChemCon The Americas 2014 took place in Chicago, the USA from October 27th to 31st. More than 190 experts from 25 countries representing more than 110 companies, authorities and associations have attended the conference and contributed to the exchange of experiences and discussion about regulatory affairs around the globe.

After the in-depth pre-conference seminars, on “Global Approach to New Chemicals” and “Practical Implementation of GHS” a variety of aspects of international chemical control legislation around the globe was discussed during the conferences sessions. Hands on topics related to North American, Brazilian and Mexican regulations as well as European REACH Authorisation procedures, the Chinese regulations and the Taiwanese amendments were of high relevance to the audience. Up-to-date information on current and emerging chemical control legislation in the Asia-Pacific (e.g. China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New-Zealand), The Americas (e.g. USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil), and Europe (eg EU, Russia and Turkey) were highlighted and discussed. As always practical advice and lessons learned by industry were well received, since they show how to act within the legal frameworks set.

Many countries from The Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific were spotlighted in detail and furthermore there was a focus on topics like GHS, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, biocides, green chemistry and biobased economy. Also the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was discussed.

At the end of the week during the in-depth post-conference seminar on Korea authority and industry experts presented an outline of the legal framework for chemical control legislation in South Korea. A prominent topic in this seminar was the Act on Registration Evaluation Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (K-REACH).


Highlights
  • REACH Authorisation processes and experiences
  • Social Economic Impact Assessment / is it worth it
  • Exposure scenario & Supply chain communication
  • Consequences of eSDS for downstream users and the actual safe use of chemicals
  • Substance management in the electronic industry: new restrictions under RoHS
  • The Obama Administration’s Agenda, Priorities, and Successes
  • Canada – an update on the Chemicals Management Plan
  • Next Generation Chemical Regulation: California Safer Consumer Products Regulation
  • Practical Implementation on GHS and trends on chemical regulation in Brazil
  • China - Overview of Regulations on the Management of Chemical Substances and updates and development in the New Chemical Substance Notification (NCSN) scheme
  • Lessons learned by industry in implementing and complying to new chemicals management in Taiwan
  • Turkey - legal framework for chemical control legislation. Including Turkey’s classification and labelling regulation (SEA) as well as the expectations on Turkish REACH (KKDIK)
  • Middle and South America overview of legislation
Countries covered
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chili, Colombia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, PR China, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam...


Exhibitors
  • 3E Company
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • Chemical Watch
  • CGI
  • Computype
  • EPPA SA
  • Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
  • Lisam Systems
  • NCEC (Part of Ricardo-AEA)
  • Product Regulatory Services - Pace Analytical
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Ltd.
  • The Wercs, Ltd., A UL Company
  • WIL Research

Proceedings

The USB Handbook with the papers and presentations of the topics covered in the conference's sessions is available for € 300, - plus € 25, - for shipment (and 20% VAT where applicable) by sending an order e-mail to officeREMOVE@chemconREMOVE.net or download USB Order Form. Payment has to be made in advance by credit card (Visa, Master Card or Amex).


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