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Blog: Chemical Regulations in the U.S. Turn toward Reach

7:26 AM MDT | May 14, 2010 |

Felise Cooper and Rebecca Lawson

from law firm AllenOvery When the the European Union's Reach regulation was adopted in 2006, it was regarded as one of the largest and most complex pieces of chemical control legislation to have been introduced anywhere in the world. It reversed the burden of proof so that industry was, for the first time, required to prove that the chemicals they were placing on the market were safe.  It was strongly criticised by Europe's main trading partners, particularly the U.S., which argued that it created a potential barrier to trade. However, there...

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