The law, legislation and directives
REACH is the acronym used to describe the Chemical manufacture and storage new EU Chemical policy which is currently under negotiation. This new policy has been developed to deal with growing concern about chemicals and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the UK position.
- Existing Substances Regulation (ESR)
EC Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 of 23 March 1993 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances.
- PIC Procedure
Regulation EC 304/2003 implements the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent, the 'PIC procedure’. It gives importing countries the opportunity to refuse, or apply conditions to, imports of certain dangerous chemicals.