UK refines Reach authorisation proposals

New compromise plan would make analysis of substitutes mandatory for all authorisations

The UK has tabled an amended compromise proposal on the Reach chemical reform's rules for authorising the use of dangerous substances in a bid to break the deadlock ahead of an extraordinary ministerial meeting next week.

The new proposal moves its previous suggestions on authorisation towards the European parliament's more environmentally robust position (see link below). It was presented to member state officials on Wednesday at the last round of talks before Tuesday's council.

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