Global Chemical Policy Pains | October 23, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 43 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 43 | pp. 47-50
Issue Date: October 23, 2006

Global Chemical Policy Pains

U.S. manufacturers put their heads together to influence regulations abroad
Department: Government & Policy, Business

Fed up with hand-wringing and last-minute scrambling, U.S. manufacturers taken unawares by European Union directives affecting chemicals are beginning to talk with each other. Companies are pledging to work across industry sectors to learn about plans for chemical-related regulations anywhere in the world. Because regulations abroad could affect their sales or manufacturing, they want to provide technical information early on to governments that are developing new chemical-related polices.

This effort, the companies hope, will prevent . . .

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