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Summary

ChemCon The Americas 2016, our 20th anniversary and 5th ChemCon The Americas, took place from October 17th to 21st, 2016 in Toronto Canada. More than 170 experts from 26 countries representing more than 100 companies, authorities and associations have attended the conference and contributed to the exchange of experiences and discussion about regulatory affairs around the globe.

The week started with a massive Monday program after a kick-off workshop on the Canadian Chemicals Management Plan - CMP3) an in-depth pre-conference seminar was held on the modernized US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), through implementation of the new landmark legislation entitled the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”. In the afternoon followed by an in-depth pre-conference seminar on Global Supply Chain Transparency & Stakeholders.

During the conference sessions a variety of aspects of international chemical control legislation around the globe was discussed. Hands on topics related to Canadian, American, Brazilian, European, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Thai regulations as well as practical implementation of GHS were of high relevance to the audience.

Up-to-date information on current and emerging chemical control legislation in The Americas (e.g. USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil), Europe (eg EU, Russia and Turkey) and the Asia-Pacific (e.g. China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New-Zealand) were highlighted and discussed. As always practical advice and lessons learned by industry were well received, since they show how to act within the legal frameworks set. Furthermore, there was a focus on other control legislation also relevant for the chemical industry like endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials and biocides and as well as an outlook to a more sustainable future of the chemical industry. Also enforcement experiences and approaches to global notification of new substances were shared.

At the end of the week during the in-depth post-conference seminar on China the relevant regulatory framework for industry in China was discussed.


Highlights
  • U.S. state regulation of chemicals in light of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act
  • Brazil - Overview on chemical control legislation; including the plans for a national chemical registry
  • Mexico - Overview on chemical control legislation (labelling, MSDS, existing and new substances, etc)
  • Roundtable on enforcement
  • Endocrine disruptors and Biocides– global comparison of hazard and risk approaches
  • Update ECHA – 2018 preparation and regulatory strategy implementation
  • REACH Authorisation processes and experiences
  • Social Economic Impact Assessment and the differences between producer and downstream user authorisation – what route is worth it?
  • Integration of REACH data in industry risk management and risk assessment, an efficient method to increase compliance and safety
  • Roundtable on data availability, data exchange and (re)use
  • Experience in Korea with submission of joint registration with CSR report – a business example
  • Green chemistry in the supply chain
  • Smart use of chemicals
  • GHS implementation in The Americas
Countries covered
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, PR China, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam...


Exhibitors
  • 3E Company
  • Acta
  • CGI
  • Charles River
  • EBRC Consulting GmbH
  • EPPA
  • ERM
  • EUPHOR
  • Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
  • Lisam Systems
  • NCEC (Part of Ricardo)
  • Pace Regulatory Services
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Sphera Solutions
  • UL The Wercs

Proceedings

The USB Handbook with the papers and presentations of the topics covered in the conference's sessions is available for € 300, - plus € 25, - for shipment (and 20% VAT where applicable) by sending an order e-mail to officeREMOVE@chemconREMOVE.net or download USB Order Form. Payment has to be made in advance by credit card (Visa, Master Card or Amex).


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