Czechs and Slovaks raise REACH concerns

The REACH regime is putting firms at a disadvantage and counters efforts to cut red-tape, the Czech and Slovak governments will say next week. They are due to raise the issue at a meeting of the EU's competitiveness council, ENDS understands.

REACH was adopted during very different economic circumstances and the two member states believe the registration process is now proving too much of a burden for the chemicals industry. They are raising the issue because a major review of REACH, required by the legislation, is due to be completed next year.

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