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2nd Stakeholders' Conference on the business impact of the new Chemicals Policy

21 May 2002, Brussels

In order to demonstrate the importance attached by the Commission to Business Impact Assessments and to maintaining contacts with stakeholders, DG Enterprise and DG Environment held a conference on the Business Impact of the New Chemicals Policy. This one-day conference convened in Brussels on 21 May 2002 and was attended by over 300 participants. It was opened by Commissioners Wallström? And Liikanen.

The conference offered an opportunity to inform Member States and stakeholder groups? Industry and NGOs? Of the results of a study on the Business Impact of the White Paper Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy. The study provides the Commission with information on the cost-effectiveness of a variety of possible measures and procedures for implementing the new chemicals policy. The consultant presented the main results of the study followed by panel discussions structured around some key issues.

Assessment of the Business Impact pdf - 1009 KB [1009 KB] of new Regulations in the Chemicals Sector prepared for the Commission by RPA and Statistics Sweden (final report published June 2002) and the Executive summary pdf - 91 KB [91 KB] of the study (June 2002).

Conference documents

  • Programme pdf - 11 KB [11 KB]
  • Preliminary executive summary pdf - 73 KB [73 KB] of the Assessment of the Business Impact of New Regulations in the Chemical Sector prepared for the Commission by RPA and Statistics Sweden (May 2002)
  • RPA presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • Speeches
  • Minutes pdf - 31 KB [31 KB] of the conference
  • Panel presentations
    • Initial reactions to the presentation
    • Mr Hontelez pdf - 21 KB [21 KB] , European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
    • Mr Mandery pdf - 13 KB [13 KB] , European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
    • Mr Sapir pdf - 22 KB [22 KB] , European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Registration of chemicals
    • Ms Musset pdf - 919 KB [919 KB] , French ministry of Environment
      (to correctly view this file, open it and use command 'Rotateclockwise')
  • International dimension of the new Chemicals Strategy
    • Mr Mayhew pdf - 9 KB [9 KB] , American Chemistry Council
    • Mr Bastock pdf - 14 KB [14 KB] , Chemicals Industries Association, UK
  • Authorisation of substances and rapid restrictions:
    • Ms Pichl, Texas Instruments

Also see the previous Stakeholders' Conference.

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