2019 Summit Highlights

Last year’s Regulatory Summit USA took place on 4-5 November, in Washington, DC, and welcomed over 80 professionals from across the world to hear the latest developments and guidance on chemical regulatory developments from North and South America, Europe and Asia.  

The two-day Summit welcomed 35 speakers from leading organisations including The Dow Chemical Company, US EPA, Bergeson & Campbell, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, The Toy Association and ECHA.

Key topics that were covered include:

  • TSCA
  • Emerging state regulatory trends in North America 
  • OSHA Harmonisation
  • Emerging non-traditional markets
  • Ingredient transparency and transparency in the supply chain
  • Developments in Canada 
  • Regulatory developments from Latin America
  • ECHA’s database for SVHCs
  • REACH authorisation and restrictions
  • Brexit and the possibility of UK REACH
  • Updates from China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines
  • South Korea’s K-REACH and K-BPR

View the full 2019 programme here



Darrell Boverhof

Director of Global Toxicology
and Product Regulatory Services, The Dow Chemical Company

Alexandra Dunn

Assistant Administrator -
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA

Liz Hitchcock

Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families


Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Partner,
Bergeson & Campbell,
United States

Matthew Lenz

Director, State Government Affairs, The Toy Association, United States

Christel Musset

Director of Hazard Assessment, ECHA

View all speakers here

News articles from the conference

Alexandra Dunn: EPA seeking ‘efficiencies’ for future TSCA risk evaluations
The US EPA is "learning a lot" as it conducts its first TSCA risk evaluations and is working to apply that knowledge toward finding efficiencies in future reviews, the agency’s Alexandra Dunn told delegates at the Summit.
Find out more

US ‘not likely’ to complete HazCom standard update before 2021
At the Summit, attendees heard that the US Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will probably not be updated by the end of 2020. Find out more

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Regulatory Summit USA 2019

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