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Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: towards targeted improvements based on better regulation

16 Mar 2021
All Committees

On Tuesday, 9 March AmCham EU published its position paper on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The paper offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities that AmCham EU members wish to highlight within this important initiative. It highlights our support for the EU’s ambitions to strengthen the existing framework for EU chemicals policy to help achieve greater sustainability and competitiveness moving forward. It also welcomes some elements of the proposal which help clarify and streamline the system as it currently works. Read our position here.

At the same time, we are concerned that some elements of the CSS may lead to the creation of hazard-based regulatory instruments where non-approval/non-registration and risk management measures would automatically be triggered by hazard assessment and classification. We support maintaining the current risk-assessment procedures as set out by the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation and believe that industrial competitiveness and innovation should remain at the heart of EU chemical policy moving forward.

AmCham EU looks forward to working together with EU institutions and stakeholders towards further improving EU chemical policy to achieve the goals of the Green Deal.