Russia plans to implement 'REACH' regulation
ERJ staff report (LMH)
Moscow - HaloPolymer, a Russia producer of fluoropolymer products, said it took part in an 11 July Russian Union of Chemists discussion of the draft technical regulations on the safety of chemical products, similar to the EU's REACH regulation.
The draft regulation contains rules for handling chemical products, as well as the procedure for notification and registration of new and dangerous chemical products. A discussion draft of the regulations submitted is the result of the collective effort of experts from the three countries of the Customs Union: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, HaloPolymer said in a 19 July news release.
The draft regulation is largely a repeat of the rules of the EU's REACH, which is different from the American Law the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and has a more important role for the state in regulating the market of chemical products, the company said.
The regulation still has some unresolved issues, notably what should be notified, the product or the substance. HaloPolymer said this unresolved issue can significantly increase the administrative burden on business. For example, a company that produces one substance under different brands will have to be registered three times.
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Press release from HaloPolymer