Union warns of ‘chemical chaos’ after Brexit

The UK 'runs the risk of losing its voice' in the ECHA after Brexit, according to union Prospect

The UK “runs the risk of losing its voice” in the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) after Brexit, according to senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns of the union Prospect.

“Our members’ livelihoods are at risk if the UK does not negotiate as full an agreement as possible that maintains the UK’s voice in the ECHA,” she said.

Ferns is worried that the UK could be frozen out of discussions and advice for other European regulators while they are considering new chemicals and despite having access to the systems would not likely be allowed to veto new chemicals entering it as it can today.

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