Volume 84 Issue 33 | pp. 40-41
Issue Date: August 14, 2006

Helsinki Puts Out The Welcome Mat

Finnish capital works to overcome image of frozen north and make new chemicals agency feel at home
Department: Business

It's quite a challenge: establishing an agency that has not yet been approved and administering a chemicals regulation program that has yet to be passed.

But that's what the European Commission is grappling with as it sets up, in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, the European Chemicals Agency. ECHA will be the main body responsible for administering REACH, the program for registration, evaluation, and authorization of chemicals that is wending its way through . . .

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