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EU Drafts Amendment to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 - Cadmium

July 27, 2015

Draft European Commission (EC) Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards cadmium.

This draft Regulation relates to the current entry 23, paragraph 2, of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, and extend the existing restriction on the use of cadmium in certain paints to the placing on the market of such paints, and introduce a limit value for the presence of cadmium of 0.01% in such paints.

As paints destined for use in the EU should already comply with this limit value when placed on the market, there is no need for a transitional period.