Denmark National Phthalates Requirement Repealed

06/08/14

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On July 1, 2014, Danish Environmental Protection Agency announced that Denmark cannot maintain its national ban on four phthalates on certain indoor articles which will be come into force in December 2015. This was the result of a new ruling from the Lapin judgment from European Court of Justice that member state cannot adopt national rules in chemistry in parallel with the EU when the EU is in the process of evaluating the need for rules at the EU level.

In 2012, Denmark issued executive order BEK nr 1113 on the ban of four phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP on indoor articles which can come into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. The new regulation was set to come into effect in December 2013 and was later postponed until December 2015, and now it has been repealed.

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