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Reporting to the Products Register

Anyone who manufactures or imports chemical products or biotechnical organisms in Sweden has to report to the Products Register.

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Chemicals in children's everyday lives

Visit our website with information and advice on how you can be smart about chemicals – for yourself and for your children.

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Liquids for e-cigarettes

Liquids for e-cigarettes, also known as e-liquids, are chemical products covered by several different legislations. Both e-liquids containing nicotine and e-liquids without nicotine are covered by rules, that may apply to you as a manufacturer, importer or distributor.

Guidance on national chemicals control

A new series of guidance documents cover issues important for national chemicals control.

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The EU Commission

Current EU public consultations on chemicals

Share your views on the EU policy and legislation through the EU Public Consultations.

New criteria for low-risk active substances in plant protection products

The EU Commission has updated the criteria for low-risk active substances in plant protection products. The new criteria apply from August 28, 2017.

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Article image – A mother playing with her two small children in the living room.

Action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment 2015–2020

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has been commissioned by the government to continue work on the action plan during 2015-2020 to achieve a non-toxic everyday environment.

France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden agree to jointly assess glyphosate

3/15/2019 The European Commission is proposing that France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden jointly form the Rapporteur Member State (RMS) for the renewal of the glyphosate approval.

The Court of Justice of the European Union supports Sweden in the verdict regarding lead chromates

3/8/2019 The tribunal of the Court of Justice of the EU supports Sweden in the case between Sweden and the European Commission regarding lead chromates. The verdict means that a decision granting authorisation to continue using two color pigment is now cancelled. Lead chromates is a substance of very high concern according to Appendix XIV in the REACH Regulation.

Banned chemicals in e-commerce products

12/17/2018 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has reviewed the chemical contents of toys, jewellery and electronics purchased via e-commerce. 40 of 106 products contained banned chemical substances in concentrations above the limit values specified in the legislation. The results suggest a considerable risk that products from online merchants outside the EU contain banned chemicals.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency is introducing a requirement to report PFASs to the Products Register

11/5/2018 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has decided that companies are to be required to provide information on highly fluorinated substances (PFASs) for the agency's Products Register. The new provisions will come into force on 1 January 2019. As a result, information concerning PFASs will have to be reported to the Products Register for the first time in February 2020.

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