EC chemical export controls implemented

Regulations implementing in Britain a new EC Regulation on trade in dangerous chemicals will come into force on 29 November.1 The rules will give statutory backing to a "prior informed consent" system for exports of dangerous chemicals.

The EC Regulation was adopted in July and published in August. Details were given in ENDS Report 210 (pp 34-36 ).

The provisions of the Regulation did not have to be translated into British law because it is directly binding on Member States - in contrast to a Directive which gives them flexibility when drawi

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