Regulations

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

European automakers and other industries are pushing back on a proposal that reportedly could bring a halt to sales of v ...

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

With razor-thin margins of control in both the United States House and Senate, the incoming presidential administration ...

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Ukraine has added a layer to its border control of base oil and lubricant imports in an effort to curb the illegal mixin ...

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U.S. Businesses Could Face COVID Mandates

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

In addition to damage it has done to demand for many types of products, the coronavirus pandemic has hampered business b ...

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last week requiring that all new passenger vehicles to be zero-em ...

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EPA Evaluates Antiwear Agent

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

A chemical used as an antiwear additive in aviation turbine oils was among 20 chemicals listed by the United States Envi ...

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

China started to implement 6a, the first phase of the China 6 emission standards, on July 1 for light-duty vehicles nati ...

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

The best packages hit the bull’s eye in the center of sustainability, product differentiation, performance claims and ...

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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

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ILMA Supports Infrastructure Investment

Lube Report Americas - July 22, 2020

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association joined a manufacturing coalition urging Congress to advance a long-t ...

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Lube Report EMEA - July 21, 2020

Ukraine’s government decided to exclude base oils from an import tax implemented in late May, explaining they were mis ...