26 Mar
What To Look Forward To In The Upcoming Candidate List?

As a trend, we have always seen ECHA come up with the updated Candidate List in December, but this year the list is scheduled to be published in January, 2017. Before the list is formally published, ECHA confirmed on the …

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23 Mar
CMRT v4.10 with updated Smelter List

The latest template by the CFSI CMRT, version 4.10 has been released on April 29th, 2016 that advises companies to start using version 4.10 over the next few months.The template is critical for companies who use conflict minerals like gold, …

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17 Mar
EU Court redefines Article: 2 major changes follow

On September 10, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a ruling stating that the 0.1% threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” as a replacement …

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10 Mar
Conflict Minerals Compliance: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

While handling environmental compliances, suppliers and manufacturers from various industries face multiple challenges. After having provided successful compliance services to the all our Clients across geographies, we decided to compile our set of frequently asked questions pertaining to Conflict Minerals …

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7 Mar
Amendment to RoHS 2 Directive: Alert for Electronics/Electrical & Medical manufacturers

On March 31st 2015, European Commission adopted a new directive (Directive (EU) 2015/863) to amend the existing EU RoHS 2 directive (2011/65/EU). The new directive adds 4 substances to the existing list of 6 restricted substances under RoHS2. The new …

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27 Feb
Optical Device Manufacturers: Await for the Approval for RoHS2 Exemptions Renewal Request

Product manufacturers have a huge responsibility of making a renewal request for the RoHS Exemptions that do not contain expiry date, as those exemptions will expire on 21 July 2016 and subsequently fall under the RoHS non-compliant category. Manufacturers who …

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24 Feb
REACH Candidate List updated with 2 new SVHCs

The 13th revision of the REACH Candidate List (CL) has now been published by European Chemical Agency (ECHA) with the addition of two substances on 15, June 2015. ECHA included these two substances to the CL based on the proposals …

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20 Feb
2 Potential SVHCs for REACH Candidate list, June 2015

The 13th version of the REACH Candidate List (CL) is expected to be published in June 2015 with more additions. Since suppliers or product manufacturers are continuously monitoring the CL to keep their product in compliance with REACH, it’s always …

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15 Feb
CMRT 4.01a Released, with modified Smelter Reference List to remove errors!

Further to our earlier piece on CMRT v4.0 (Refer the 2nd half of this article), we now share with you the changes made on CMRT v4.01a. With ongoing feedback and several inputs from the suppliers and manufacturers, CFSI has now …

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11 Feb
Conflict Minerals Filing for Healthcare Manufacturers: 2014 Review & 2015 Recommendations

With a clear objective to strengthen the Health care filings for 2015 and to help healthcare companies to meet the requirements of Section 1502, led us to analyze 2014 filings. We used sample data from 409 Health care companies, registered …

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