European Chemicals Policy
REACH and GHS Update
Provides an update on the EU regulation to implement the UN Globally Harmonised System for classification and labelling of substances and mixtures and outlines subsequent amendments to parts of REACH.
REACH Is Here: The Politics are Over, Now the Hard Work Starts
Explains the regulatory process that was followed towards the final adoption by the European Union (EU) of the REACH Regulation. It sets out its key elements as contained in the final and agreed REACH Regulation adopted in December 2006.
A Brief Introduction to the European Commission's Regulatory Proposal on Registration, Authorisation and Evaluation of Chemicals (REACH)
A briefing outlining the then proposed REACH regulatory system.
An Introduction to the Current System for Regulating Chemicals Use in the European Union
A short outline of the previous EU chemicals regulatory system.
New Directions in European Chemicals Policies: Drivers, Scope, and Status
The result of interviews with key industry, government, labor, and advocacy stakeholders as well as in-depth document analysis, this report provides an overview of chemicals management policies at the European Union and Member State levels. It examines their influences, impacts, and status. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization process proposed by the European Commission as well as stakeholder perspectives on the development of new policies. The report provides a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the then emerging European policy proposals.
Chemicals Policies in Europe Set New Worldwide Standard: Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)
An overview of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) process as well as its rationale and the problems the European Union hopes to solve with the policy.
So What? Projected Changes in Chemicals Management under the Proposed European Chemicals Policy
Analyses how the European chemicals policy proposals would modify the current management of toxic substances in commerce.
Update on the European Commission’s REACH Proposal - Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals
Provides an update on the status of the REACH proposal and an overview of changes that occurred in the final October 2003 draft legislation.
Innovative Chemicals Policy Initiatives in Europe: Drivers of the REACH Proposal
Describes the European Member State initiatives that have formed the basis of the European Union Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals Proposal.