EU high-level chemical group gives first report

Advisory body says industry and government must boost innovation networks to strengthen competitiveness

A high-level advisory group created by the European commission to help guide the EU's chemical industry through a period of rapid change made its first recommendations this week. The high-level group (HLG) on chemicals said industry and government should strengthen innovation networks, increase research and development spending, create new professions - such as "product engineers" responsible for several aspects of a chemical - and improve communications. The HLG's creation in June coincided with the entry-into-force of the EU's new Reach chemical policy reform (EED 10/09/07). See European commission press release, HLG website and Cefic reaction.

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