Seminars & Webinars: International Issues
The 3rd Annual Biocides USA Conference, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in the US and around the world. On March 30th, B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S. presented on biocidal regulations in Latin America including common themes, Mercosur and Andean community, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance program was presented by Akron Global Business Accelerator. Learning about the compliance measures to ensure your export transactions are completed successfully from beginning to end. B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented "South Korean and China Regulations and other Asian Market Regulations & Opportunities".
The two-day Conference covered the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group were exhibitors.
In response to the many requests we've received, B&C Senior Regulatory Consultants Michael S. Wenk, M.S. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented a follow-up to our November 2016 webinar Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America, and examined the chemical substance regulations of several additional countries in the region, whose regulatory environments are generally not well-known or understood. Exploring the requirements of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the webinar presented a comprehensive overview of the key requirements that firms should be aware of when manufacturing or importing chemical substances.
On November 28th, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule went into effect on December 31, 2016. The rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Regulatory Consultant Christopher R. Bryant presented an in-depth webinar hosted by BLR about the final rule and the steps needed to ensure compliance.
Chemical Watch presented "TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?", a one-day forum that provided for European stakeholders an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA. Lynn L. Bergeson presented "The New TSCA: Overview and Summary of Major Changes".
B&C affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) was pleased to offer clients and friends a complimentary webinar on Mexico and Central and South America that provided information and insight to help participants to achieve commercial success in this rapidly expanding region, and included an overview of regulatory opportunities and challenges resulting from regional growing pains, plus a detailed explanation of recent regulatory actions. The webinar, moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and presented by Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with Acta, consisted of 45 minutes of presentation with a 15-minute Q&A period at the end.
Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit Europe 2016 provided a unique opportunity to join with a panel of more than twenty experts - including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they shared their authoritative perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges, in a relaxed, informal environment. B&C managing partner Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.
ChemCon The Americas was the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. B&C and Acta were proud sponsors. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. Lynn L. Bergeson presented during a special pre-conference workshop on the new TSCA Monday, October 17, 2016. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, presented "Relevant regulatory framework in China for industry - Updates and developments" on Friday, October 21, 2016. A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel.
Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia brings together experts from government, industry, and professional advisers to share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry. B&C Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® will present on U.S. regulatory developments, including the newly amended TSCA.
B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Management in Central and South America”.
The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact email@example.com.
ChemCon Europe 2016 is an international conference on chemical control legislation and trade aspects. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Acta Group were exhibitors.
A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brought together experts in global chemicals regulation from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates heard about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learned how best to respond. Lynn L. Bergeson spoke. chairs the U.S. Developments session and presented “TSCA Reform and its implication for downstream users” on December 10th.
Lynn L. Bergeson presented to the committee regarding recent developments on TSCA reform.
Learn about key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Panelists also discussed how pending TSCA reform legislation amended the TSCA to be more or less similar to REACH. Lynn L. Bergeson moderated. A podcast preview of the webinar is available online.
While the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences between approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets and labels in these countries should pay close attention to the variations. The webinar, hosted by Bloomberg BNA and presented by Karin F. Baron MSPH, Regulatory Specialist with B&C, provided background information on the major building blocks of UN GHS, and examined the specific similarities and differences between GHS in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. For more information : NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis.
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The Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) of 1991 -- the key law addressing the basic management of industrial chemicals -- will be divided, as of January 1, 2015, into two regulatory schemes: South Korea's newly minted chemical management law, the Act on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances that has come to be called K-REACH, and the Chemical Control Act (CCA). Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) will present a complimentary webinar to assist companies in preparing for K-REACH. The webinar will presented at two times on Thursday, December 4, 2014: 11:00 a.m. (GMT) for EU participants, and 1:30 p.m. (EST) for U.S. participants.
Moderated by Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson, webinar participants include Acta’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Leslie S. MacDougall, Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT, and Scientist Lara A. Hall, MS, RQAP-GLP; as well as Yongsoon Park, President, and Dr. Eunjung Lee, Director, of Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea. To register, please contact Chad Howlin by December 1, 2014.
A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.