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REACH will not ‘copy and paste’ into post-Brexit law

Brussels – The UK will have a major job on its hands if it decides to transpose REACH into national law, according to Silvia Segna of the UK Chemicals Industry Association (CIA).

“Copy paste is not possible where REACH is concerned, because some laws just cannot be directly copied in UK law,” Segna said at a CEFIC meeting on the future of the EU chemical safety legislation.

“Some changes will certainly have to be proposed by the UK government, using secondary legislation”, the UK representative told the conference, held 27 June in Brussels.

A recent public enquiry into REACH…

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