An informative and lively event bringing together the regulatory community

This year’s Chemical Watch Expo offered attendees the prime opportunity to get up to date with the latest regulatory developments and seek out future service providers through expert workshops and a vibrant expo, all over two days.

Having taken place in Brussels on 12-13 June, the Expo addressed key developments in chemicals management and regulations across Europe, America, Asia and the rest of the world, with the help of representatives from leading organisations such as Fieldfisher, Steptoe & Johnson, Keller and Heckman, Intertek, knoell, and ECHA.

Key topics covered at this year’s Expo included:

  • Biocidal product authorisations strategies and issues under the BPR
  • New chemicals under new TSCA
  • California’s Proposition 65
  • Regulatory developments in China, Vietnam, and Thailand
  • Eurasia-REACH
  • REACH compliance in the EU
  • Brexit
  • RoHS2 phthalate substance restrictions

View the full 2019 programme here

Key speakers

Herb Estreicher Partner
Keller and Heckman, USA

Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, USA

Aidan Turnbull
Director, BOMcheck, UK

Rose Passarella
Senior Manager, Regulatory, Chemicals, Intertek, USA

Margot Mägi
Data Availability Unit, ECHA, Finland

Jane Vergnes
Vice President, Scientific Affairs; Director of Toxicology, The Acta Group, USA

Yaprak Yüzak Küçükvar
Manager, RGS Turkey, Turkey

Eléonore Mullier
Senior Associate, Steptoe, Belgium

Martin Kappel
Solution Consultant, Veeva, Germany

View all speakers here


“The Expo offered interesting talks and all speakers were clear and intelligible.” – Charlie Parsons, REACH Support, LUSH

“The Expo covered different kinds of topics, and had the ability to talk to specialists from different regions.” – Ann Leemans, Product Compliance Manager, Brady

“The event covered current and extensive topics that are important to industry globally.”

“Good quality presentations and knowledgable speakers. It was very helpful to get updated information from reliable sources.”

“Lots of different aspects of regulations around the globe.”

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News articles

Council of Ministers' draft conclusions call for sustainable EU chemicals policy
The EU Council of Ministers is calling for the European Commission to develop a "sustainable chemicals policy" for REACH, endocrine disruptors and nanomaterials, according to draft Council conclusions obtained by Chemical Watch. Read the full article

Aerospace industry seeks continued methylene chloride availability under TSCA
The aerospace industry, including Nasa, has voiced support for the US EPA’s plans to preserve certain commercial uses of paint removers containing methylene chloride, on the grounds that suitable alternatives have yet to be identified in many cases. Read the full article

Taiwan promulgates new rules on cosmetic package labelling
Taiwan has promulgated new requirements on cosmetic labelling. Published on 30 May, these rules will come into effect on 1 July 2021. Read the full article

Apec recommends regional GHS convergence measures
The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) has provided a number of recommendations for GHS convergence aimed at improving trade in chemicals following its 2019 survey of GHS implementations. Read the full article

Efsa opts not to change TTC guidance for EDCs
The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) has rejected calls to make changes relating to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in its guidance on using a threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) approach. Read the full article


Chemical Watch Expo 2019, 12-13 June, Brussels, Belgium

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