SGS Issues SafeGuardS Detailing Changes to Albanian POP Legislation

SGS publishes SafeGuardS looking at Albania’s amended legislation on persistent organic pollutants (POP).
( | Press Release | 2022-11-22 11:32:43 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS detailing the changes made by Albania with regards to persistent organic pollutants (POP) legislation.

Albania issued Decision No. 691/2022 in October 2022. This amends Decision No. 360/2015, which aligned Albanian requirements with European Union (EU) Regulation (EU) 519/2012 (amending Regulation (EC) 850/2004).

Decision No. 691/2022 brings Albanian regulations into closer alignment with EU Regulation 2019/1021 (POP Recast Regulation).

SGS Connectivity & Products has published SafeGuardS 127.22 to help manufacturers and suppliers of consumer products understand the changes brought about by the revision to Albanian POP regulations.

These include:
• Revisions to certain restriction limits for tetra-, penta-, hexa- and heptabromodiphenyl ethers
• New entries for:
o Decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca-BDE)
o Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and its main diastereoisomers
o Pentachlorophenol its salts and esters
o Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds
o Dicofol

SafeGuardS 127.22 contains more details on these and other changes, including a table that summarizes the new limits for these substances.

Stakeholders have until December 1, 2022, to ensure their products conform to the provisions in Decision No. 691/2022.

SGS Consumer Product Services
SGS provides news about the development of regulations affecting consumer products as a complimentary service. With an unrivalled global network of laboratories, they offer physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Consumer Product Services. [ ]

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Albania Revises Legislation on Persistent Organic Pollutants SafeGuardS. []

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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