On 29th September the chemicals policy journal Chemical Watch are organising a conference in London on “Post-Brexit options for UK chemicals law“. The conference has been organised in conjunction with CHEM Trust and the technology industry trade association Tech UK.
The event will bring together a wide range of experts and stakeholders, including speakers from industry, governments and EU institutions. CHEM Trust Executive Director Dr Michael Warhurst will also be speaking, as will Nigel Haigh, who is Honorary Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy, and a CHEM Trust trustee.
The conference will examine the implications of Brexit on UK/EU trade and environmental protection, current models of cooperation with the EU and possible options for UK chemicals law after leaving the EU.
For more information on the event and speakers, and to book tickets, click here.
CHEM Trust’s views on UK chemical regulation after Brexit
In CHEM Trust’s view the UK should aim to remain fully part of the EU’s chemical regulation system REACH system in any future Free Trade Agreement with the EU. Any attempt to create a new UK system would be both much more expensive and much less effective than REACH, threatening the protection of people and the environment.
For more details see our evidence to the UK Parliament’s Environment Audit Committee inquiry on “The Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum” earlier in 2017, and our blog articles on Brexit.
- CHEM Trust welcomes the statement by the UK Chemical Industry Association saying that it also wants the UK to remain within the REACH system.