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Will the new AAFA Restricted Substances List put Your Company at Risk?

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:25am

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AAFA Releases New Restricted Substances List For 2016

Every SIX MONTHS the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) releases and updates their restricted substances list to provide retailers within the footwear and apparel industry information on a list of laws and regulations that restrict various chemicals in finished products. The AAFA has extended into a resource for companies to check into their production and provides a guide on how to undertake responsible chemical management practices.

So What is Affected?

There are 12 CHEMICAL CATEGORIES with 250 CHEMICALS in all affected. The AAFA continues to develop their Restricted Substances List to update international and national regulations restricting the use of certain chemicals in product manufacturing.

12 Restricted Substances Categories

  1. Arylamines
  2. Asbestos
  3. Dioxins and Furans
  4. Disperse Dyes
  5. Flame Retardants
  6. Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
  7. Metals
  8. Miscellaneous
  9. Organotin Compounds
  10. Pesticides
  11. Phtalates
  12. Solvents

Who is Affected?

  1. European Union (with a few regulation updates that specifically affect Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland)
  2. The United States (with a few regulation updates that specifically affect New York, Vermont, and Oregon)
  3. Canada
  4. Asia (with a few regulation updates specifically that affect Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia)

EU REACH Regulation

The EU REACH regulation has been significantly updated in this restricted substances list and extends into SIX of these categories. The categories affected were:

  1. Metals
  2. Asbestos
  3. Arymalines
  4. Flame Retardants
  5. Organotin Compounds
  6. Phthalates

Source Intelligence Restricted Substances Platform

Global product chemical regulations are continuously evolving. Your company must have the ability to construct your own product chemical compliance program, tailored to you and your clients’ unique needs. This is where Source Intelligence shines as the most comprehensive and dynamic compliance software on the market. Source Intelligence’s platform is fully customizable. Meaning that if the regulations your company needs help with aren’t already within the platform, you can customize and request the addition of regulations or laws to fit your needs.

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Keywords: Ethical Production & Consumption | American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) | EU REACH | Restricted substances | Source Intelligence | responsible chemical management

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