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EU Intends to Amend the REACH Regulations to Further Restrict the Paint Containing Cadmium

“Cadmium” in the appendix XVII will be revised this time, includes the paint containing cadmium, TARIC code 3208 and 3209.

The paint containing cadmium will be changed into restricted appear on the market from restricted use now. Moreover, put forward the limit value of cadmium in this type of paint is 0.01%. Since the use of paint is expected in the EU has been in line with the limits of the market, it is not necessary for the transition period.

The proposed approval date is the 4th quarter of 2015, the proposed effective date is 6 months after the notification.

(Source: China WTO/TBT dated 10 August 2015)