2014 Advocating a universal approach to chemicals at EU level

It is essential that EU policy makers adopt a universal and holistic approach to the management of chemicals. This means coordinating the interaction between requirements for the environment, health and safety, major hazards, storage, use and transportation.

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Ceemet key message

Ceemet advocates simplifying the existing EU regulatory system for chemical substances so that this results in greater understanding, more consistency and predictability for employers and SME’s who operate in this very complex regulatory environment.

It is of the utmost necessity that the existing EU framework for chemicals be streamlined and consolidated. As is currently stands it is inconsistent, overlapping, confusing, and uncoordinated.

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