ACTA News: International Issues

January 19, 2023
Recording Available For “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?”
The Acta Group's (Acta®) January 17, 2023, webinar, “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner, EPPA; Thomas Petry, Ph.D., Managing Director, ToxMinds; Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Director of Toxicology, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, explore exactly how the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is fundamentally reshaping the Registration, Evaluation, ... read more >
January 18, 2023
Acta Webinar on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article "Chemical Law Change Ahead in EU Seen Likely to Raise Costs in US"
On January 17, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted speakers, including Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Director of Toxicology, The Acta Group (Acta®),  from Acta's "Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?" webinar. The European Union will propose many regulatory changes this year that could substantially increase US companies’ costs and prevent exports of some chemicals or products made with them to the region, attorneys and toxicologists said ... read more >
January 17, 2023
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US speciality chemical firms considering shifting R&D to EU"
On January 17, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding an annoucement by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma) that U.S. speciality chemicals companies are "strongly considering" introducing new chemicals into the European market due to the consistency of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) review process relative to that of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Rich Engler, director of chemistry with law ... read more >
January 6, 2023
The Acta Group Releases 2023 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its global consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2023, our seasoned team’s collective take on what to expect regarding global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in the New Year. We have worked hard to offer our best-informed judgment on the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2023. Here at home, most would agree the Biden Administration has made bold and consequential ... read more >
December 6, 2022
Register Now -- Webinar: "Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?"
On October 14, 2020, the European Commission adopted the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy set into motion a series of remarkable actions by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) intended to transform the European Union (EU) into a sustainable and carbon neutral economy while improving protection of its people and the environment. The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulations are the cornerstones for regulating chemicals in the EU. The Strategy necessarily involves ... read more >
October 19, 2022
IBA Agricultural Law Section to Present Sustainability Focus Session “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture -- The Role Lawyers Play” at Annual Conference
The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, brings together lawyers from over 130 jurisdictions and all parts of the legal profession, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, human rights advocates, judges, bar leaders, regulators, and government representatives. Lynn L. Bergeson and Nusrat Hassan co-chair IBA’s Agricultural Law Section (ALS). Hassan and others from the ALS will present the Sustainability Focus session “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture -- The Role Lawyers Play” on November 3, ... read more >
January 3, 2022
The Acta Group Releases 2022 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2022. The extraordinary diversity and complexity of global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in which our clients engage are reflected in the detailed summary that follows, prepared by the legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals of B&C, Acta, and BCCM. In this comprehensive overview, we offer our best informed judgment as to the trends ... read more >
December 1, 2020
Let's Talk About Europe – All Things Chemical Podcast Features ECHA and Brexit
With the fast-approaching end of the transition period between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) podcast All Things Chemical™ has released two episodes discussing the many changes this transition will bring about for those in the chemical industry.   What’s Going on with the Brexit Transition Period? — A Conversation with Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, and President of The Acta Group (Acta®), and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Director of Toxicology, ... read more >
April 29, 2020
Register now for "Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements"
  Eurasia REACH:  Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements   Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)   Register Today   In 2017, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) issued in final a regional chemical framework, Technical Regulation (TR) on the Safety of Chemical Products EAEU 041/2017.  The implementation date for the chemicals framework was June 1, 2021, but several factors have resulted in delays. In spite of these delays, the Russian Federation is moving forward with its own chemicals management program.   The program ... read more >
October 29, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson, "The Growing Influence of Chemical Risk Evaluation on the M&A Market," Financier Worldwide, October 2019.
In 2018, the global M&A market achieved a transaction volume of $4.1 trillion, the third highest year ever for M&A volumes. Divestitures, spin-offs and split-offs are essential to defining corporate identity, a key shareholder imperative. This brisk pace is expected to continue. Whatever the motivation, M&A activity demands razor-sharp due diligence. The premise of this article is that due diligence often underestimates or, worse, ignores the impact implementation of revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the US industrial chemical safety law, has on commercial ... read more >
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