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November 07, 2019

A Volatile Environment for Consumer Products?

On July 6, 2019, the federal government published proposed regulations establishing concentration limits for volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) in certain consumer products.  The proposed Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations (“proposed Regulations”), established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“CEPA”), will apply to Canadian manufacturers and importers.

The proposed Regulations cover a wide range of consumer products (from shaving cream to oven cleaner).  Importers and manufacturers of products falling within these categories will want to take a close look at their product portfolios to determine how the proposed Regulations may affect their business.

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