Cross-industry recommendations for better regulation in chemicals management

Signatory organisations to this position paper represent industry sectors that provide enabling technologies which contribute strongly to competitiveness, growth and jobs in the EU economy.

We welcome the new European Commission’s emphasis on strengthening Europe’s competitiveness and President Juncker’s first priority, “to put policies that create growth and jobs at the centre of the policy agenda of the […] Commission”. 

To contribute to this policy drive, we would like to make suggestions for regulatory fitness, introducing greater efficiency and proportionality in the field of chemicals management. This would contribute to maintaining the competitiveness of European businesses in a wide range of strategic sectors while fully meeting health and safety objectives.

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