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Is REACH going well? CEPS Policy Brief No. 198, 5 November 2009

Gubbels-van Hal, Ineke and Pelkmans, Jacques. (2009) Is REACH going well? CEPS Policy Brief No. 198, 5 November 2009. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    This CEPS Policy Brief discusses the milestones of the new EU Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) and the difficulties of its implementation. In a reader-friendly, non-technical fashion, the authors sketch out the main properties and ensuing obligations of REACH and survey its present status. They demonstrate that the Regulation suffers from overly ambitious deadlines and a number of technical and administrative uncertainties that are placing a higher burden of implementation for companies and for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki than originally expected. Moreover, their analysis attempts to look one or two years ahead to discuss crucial issues for the short run and also comprises some reflections on the complicated cost/benefit structure of REACH which can only be appreciated when assuming a long-run perspective.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public health policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > regulations/regulatory policies
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 12
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14564

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