EU agrees short-chain chloroparaffin curbs

The EU has finally agreed on the scope of marketing and use restrictions for short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) after a dispute between the council of ministers and European parliament was settled through conciliation talks. No extra curbs than those agreed on SCCPs in metal and leatherworking by ministers at first reading have been added. The parliament had wanted to see wider controls (EED 30/01/02). But the European Commission has been asked to review any new evidence for controls on all remaining uses of the chemicals by January. See joint conciliation text.

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