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COMMISSION SETS STRICTER CMR LIMITS FOR TEXTILES

BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels

 

THE EUROPEAN Commission has adopted a regulation* tightening use restrictions for 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in clothing and textiles.

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Saba airport before repairs took place. Photo by INS

WORLD’S SMALLEST COMMERCIAL RUNWAY REBUILT – IN SABA, DUTCH CARIBBEAN

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE WORLD’S shortest commercially-operated runway has been rebuilt, with a new concrete surface replacing the previous degraded asphalt at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, on Saba, a Dutch Caribbean island.

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PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS

BY DIANA YORDANOVA, in Brussels and KEITH NUTHALL, in Ottawa

Body artists in Europe may have to reconsider the pigments that they use in future, with the European Union (EU) drafting new rules that could regulate what chemicals can be used in tattoo inks.

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FINNISH FAST FOOD CHAIN HESBURGER TAKES ON THE CHALLENGES OF EAST EUROPEAN MARKETS

BY JOHN PAGNI, in Helsinki

A FINNISH burger chain that has taken the plunge into some of Europe’s most challenging eastern markets now has almost as many outlets abroad as in its home market.

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SUCCESSFUL SPIRITS ENTREPRENEURS BUILD NEW HIGH-END RUM FACTORY ON GRENADA

BY GEMMA HANDY, in St John’s, Antigua

Spirits entrepreneurs who successfully overturned the fortunes of Bruichladdich whisky on Islay are building a new rum factory on the Caribbean island of Grenada.

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MULTIPLE TRADE DEALS ALWAYS LIMIT GOVERNMENT POLICY FREEDOMS – A POLITICAL TRUTH UNDERMINING BREXITEER ‘CONTROL’ GOALS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

BRITAIN is about to embark on a withdrawal from the European Union (EU) that could leave its government with much less control over many policies and laws than at present because the policy’s promoters – dubbed Brexiteers – may have ignored a major contradiction in future trade policy.

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

BY KEITH NUTHALL and MELISSA WILLIAMS-SAMBRANO, in Port of Spain, Trinidad

 

A VOTE by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s overseas territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

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MAJOR INDIAN FOOD ASSOCIATIONS OPPOSE PLANNED SINGLE USE PLASTICS BAN

BY MINI PANT ZACHARIAH, in Mumbai

MAJOR Indian food industry associations have attacked the Indian government plan to ban single use plastics across India by 2022.

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DUBAI SHOW SEES LAUNCH OF SMART SOFTWARE PLATFORMS TO BOOST AIRPORT SECURITY

BY HEBA HASHEM, in Dubai Honeywell has introduced new smart solutions during the Dubai Airport Show that are designed to make life easier for every day airport operation.  US-based Honeywell launched a smart software suite, NAVITAS, designed to help improve the safety and efficiency of airside operations by increasing connectivity through Internet of Things technology.

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EUROFER WARNS OVER JOB LOSSES RELATED TO USA METAL DUTIES

BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels 

EUROPEAN steel association EUROFER’s communications director Charles De Lusignan told Metal Bulletin on March 13 that the impact of the USA’s steel and aluminium duties through a loss of US exports, combined with a surge of EU imports, could force EU steel producers to reduce production by more than 10 million tonnes.

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