Join our workshop series to explore the intricate world of chemical and detergent regulations across key global regions.

Join our workshop series to explore the intricate world of chemical and detergent regulations across key global regions. In the first session, we delve into chemicals and detergents regulation (i.e., Detergents Regulation (EC) No 648/2004), covering core requirements, Safety Data Sheets, and classification principles. Gain insights on enforcement outcomes and the REACH-EN-FORCE (REF)-13 initiative, with a focus on online compliance. The first session also spends time on Turkey's regulations, including KKDIK and SEA obligations. Moving to the Americas in the second session, we explore Canada's regulations, U.S. federal and state compliance, and Latin American standards like GHS implementation. Concluding with a deep dive into Asia Pacific and the Middle East, we examine raw materials, label requirements, and quality specifications, along with insights into Australia's assessment process under the Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme. Designed for professionals aiming for successful market entry, this series equips you with the knowledge to navigate diverse regulatory environments effectively.

This is a 3-part workshop series.  You can register for the series or individual sessions below.

Cost for the series:
General Admission:          $1,025.00 USD


Session 1: Detergent Regulations in Europe

June 12, 2024 | 9am – 12pm EDT
General Admission:          $375.00 USD

This session will dive into the essential elements of Detergents Regulation (EC) No 648/2004, outlining its core requirements and implications. It will discuss Safety Data Sheets and labelling with new updates on allergens, explore the nuanced principles governing the classification of detergent mixtures, and navigate the complex realm of products that straddle the line between detergents and biocidal substances, unravelling the regulatory challenges of these borderline cases. 

You’ll gain valuable insights into the outcomes of enforcement actions on consumer products, with a specific focus on the upcoming REACH-EN-FORCE (REF)-13 initiative and its implications for products sold online. Our experts will also help you understand the specific requirements of the Detergents Regulation in the UK by highlighting similarities and differences with Europe. Lastly, we’ll discover the requirements of the Detergents Regulation in Turkey, delving into the intricacies of KKDIK (Turkey REACH) and SEA (Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation [Turkish CLP]) obligations.


Session 2: Detergent Regulations in the Americas

June 20, 2024 | 9am – 1pm EDT
General Admission:          $375.00 USD

Whether you’re navigating Canada’s New Substances Notification Regulations, educating yourself on U.S. federal and state-level compliance, or unravelling the complexities of Latin American regulations, this session is your roadmap to successful market entry in the Americas. 

First, we’ll discuss key aspects, definitions, exemptions, submission obligations, and inventories in Canada’s New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and navigate Canada’s Masked Name Regulation and strategies for substance identity protection. Further on, we’ll delve into federal compliance under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the U.S., uncover label regulation requirements, and understand additional state-level regulations, such as California’s Right to Know Act. 

Moving further south, we’ll outline recent developments in South America, including Mexico and examine the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This part of the session will unpack notification and registration obligations in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Mexico, and provide insights into proposed regulatory timelines for full implementation across Latin America. 

This workshop is designed to equip manufacturers and importers with the knowledge and strategies needed to meet diverse national and international legal requirements across the Americas.


Session 3: Detergent Regulations in Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets

June 26, 2024 | 9am – 11:30am EDT
General Admission:          $375.00 USD

This session is designed to equip professionals with a comprehensive understanding of detergent regulations around the Asia Pacific region and provide the knowledge needed for successful market entry. We’ll explore the diverse regulatory landscapes governing detergents across China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, uncovering the intricacies of raw materials, label requirements, and quality specifications for a thorough understanding of these regulatory frameworks.

In Australia, we’ll discuss the regulations under the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme, which encompasses a broad spectrum of industrial chemicals, including detergents. We’ll discover how the government has streamlined the assessment process to alleviate regulatory burdens and ensure proportionate efforts in relation to risk. Attendees will gain insights into the mandatory registration process for businesses introducing detergents in Australia, the categorization requirements based on risk levels to human health and the environment, and the compliance requirements for each category.

Moving to the Middle East and India, we’ll explore the intricacies of detergent regulations covering both the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). We’ll outline the obligations, including the technical requirements and specific standards, imposed on suppliers, and unpack the nuances of packaging requirements, focusing on labelling criteria outlined in Annex No. (2). Transitioning to detergent specifications under the BIS, we’ll unravel the introduction, scope, and technical requirements for detergents in India. Finally, we’ll explore the prerequisites for obtaining the “Eco Mark,” and delve into the meticulous packing and marking requirements governing BIS Certification Marking.


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