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EU confidentiality ruling threatens chemicals makers

Brussels, – Rulings by the EU Court of Justice set a “potentially dangerous precedent” for the protection of confidential business information submitted by companies for EU substance and product registrations and approvals, industry body Cefic has warned.

The court’s interpretation of the EU Aarhus Regulation ‘emission clause’, said Cefic, will make it easier for any member of the public – and any competitor in Europe and abroad – to access valuable commercial data submitted by business to EU authorities even if this is proven to cause…

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