Does REACH have a ‘chilling effect’ on trade and investment?

Does REACH have a ‘chilling effect’ on trade and investment?


In 2006, the EU adopted the ‘REACH’ (‘Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances’) Regulation. REACH establishes a system of restrictions on the design, manufacture and use of chemicals, and imposes information, registration and disclosure requirements including supply chain communication, all to protect the environment and human health. As was widely feared, it has recently become clear that this regime is not good news for trade and investment....


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