2019 Summit Highlights

This year’s Regulatory Summit Europe took place on 14-15 October in Brussels, Belgium welcoming more than 200 regulatory professionals with the latest developments in chemicals control legislation from around the world.

The Summit brought together regulators from around the world, experts from industry and service providers to share their perspectives and understanding of European and global regulatory challenges.

The two-day Summit welcomed a panel of over 30 carefully selected experts from organisations including ECHA, European Commission, Cefic, Taiwan’s EPA, Fieldfisher and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Key topics at the Regulatory Summit Europe included:

  • The European Commission/ECHA plan for 2019
  • The ECHA database for SVHCs 
  • REACH authorisation
  • Poison centres and the CLP
  • RoHS and the new TSCA
  • Proposition 65
  • Updates from China
  • ASEAN developments
  • Eurasia-REACH
  • Regulations in Africa

View the full 2019 programm


Kevin Pollard
Head of Unit – Exposure and Supply Chain, ECHA

Caroline Raine
Associate Director, NCEC, UK

Cristina de Avila
Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission


Gunnar Kahl
Managing Director, knoell, Thailand

Rose Passarella
Senior Manager, Regulatory, Chemicals, Intertek

Herb Estreicher
Partner, Keller and Heckman, United States


View all speakers here

News articles from the conference:

Technical format for SVHC database expected by end of month
Echa expects to publish the technical format for data submission to its upcoming SVHC (Scip) database by the end of this month. Find out more

Brexit: UK manufacturers warn against backtrack on EU regulatory alignment
As Brexit negotiations intensify ahead of the current 31 October deadline, British industry groups pressed the government for stronger assurances that it will keep its pledge of pursuing regulatory alignment in any future trade deal with the EU after exit. Find out more

Philippines delays plans to exempt certain polymers from notification
The Philippines Environmental Management Bureau’s draft policy for exempting certain polymers from the pre-manufacture pre-importation notification (PMPIN) process has been delayed. Find out more

China pushing to finalise law on new and existing substances
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) is working at "full speed" on the draft Regulation for new and existing substances. And the revisions to MEP Order 7, the law on new substance registration, could be "suddenly adopted" shortly after the consultation ends on 31 October. Find out more

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Regulatory Summit Europe 2019

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    11-12 February, Brussels – Register here
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    3-4 March, London – Register here
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