Brexit: Now What? The Perfect 10.
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27th June 2020, 02:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
THE UK Government has said that it will not align with EU chemicals policy, instead bringing in its own controversial system.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that the UK will implement its own version of the EU chemical regulatory system, REACH, at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. The UK is still operating under EU REACH until then, but has no say on the regulations. Despite calls from industry to align with the European regulatory system, the UK Government will implement a UK REACH run by Defra and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), replacing the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The plans for UK REACH have previously been called “vague and insufficient”.
Government may be planning to move to a weaker US-style system which would allow chemicals
by the EU to be used in the UK.
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