EU governments mull new Reach compromise plan

Revised UK presidency vision for EU chemicals policy to be discussed by senior diplomats on Friday

The UK has redrafted its proposed compromise on the Reach chemical policy reform following two ministerial debates last month. The new plan would further cut testing requirements for chemicals low volume chemicals and toughen the registration procedure for some substances in finished articles.

Many of the changes respond to broad consensus views that emerged from discussions among EU competitiveness ministers (EED 12/10/05) and environment ministers (EED 17/10/05).

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