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EU chemicals legislation

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

European Commission's proposed Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) system should account for economic impact on industry, including micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, participants stress at European Council conference on competitiveness Sept. 22. Released in May, draft reg requires registration of all chemicals placed on the market or imported into the EU (1"The Rose Sheet" Aug. 18, 2003, p. 8). A final version likely will be approved by the EC in late October. The policy would implement the White Paper on the Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy, passed by the EU Parliament in 2001...

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