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Major EU agreement achieved on chemicals law

By Ahmed ElAmin , 01-Dec-2006
Last updated on 09-May-2016 at 14:50 GMT2016-05-09T14:50:01Z

EU governments and legislators yesterday agreed on proposals regulating the use of chemicals throughout the bloc, moving the legislation a giant step forward toward implementation.

The agreement on the proposed Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) lawends years of dispute between concerns about balancing health and environmental issues withindustry's fears that the legislation would stifle business through excessive red tape.

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