Rubber sector raises Brexit chemicals concerns

Colchester, UK – The British Rubber & Polyurethane Products Association (BRPPA) has voiced its concerns regarding the UK’s provisions for regulation of chemicals in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

The UK government has announced plans to transpose Europe’s REACH legislation into UK law and further cooperate with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) if the situation arises.

However, the chemical and allied industries regard these proposals as “unworkable and unsustainable,” said BRPPA in a 26 March note.

The proposals, argued the association, rely on the “unrealistic assumption that…

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