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REACH Beyond Borders

Europeanization Towards Global Regulation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Basis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 15-27
    4. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 29-40
  3. The Influence of REACH

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 43-50
    3. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 51-59
    4. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 61-71
    5. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 73-87
    6. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 89-97
    7. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 99-109
  4. Towards Global Regulation?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ondřej Filipec
      Pages 113-121
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 123-137

About this book


This book discusses how much other countries reflect the EU chemical regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, Restriction of Chemicals), in the context of Europeanization theory. The main hypothesis verified in this book is that more trade with the EU means more Europeanization (as the non-EU companies exporting to the EU have an obligation to comply with EU rules according to the “No data, No Market” REACH provision). 
This book further points out that non-EU companies voluntarily adopt EU standards while this change has yet to be reflected on the policy level in non-EU countries, mainly for economic reasons.
Exploring changes in national chemical regulatory policies among top chemical producers around the World brings new ideas into the process of Europeanization behind EU borders and provides useful material for academia, regulatory experts and export oriented chemical industry.


Chemical regulation and chemical industry European Union and Europeanization theory International and national chemical regulatory policies Comprehensive regulation of chemical substances Registration of Chemicals

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Ss. Cyril and MethodiusTrnavaSlovakia

About the authors

Ondřej Filipec is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava, Slovakia. Ondřej is an expert on European integration, with a special focus on EU institutions and EU regulatory policies. His specialized research interests cover the EU chemical regulation REACH and security issues related to chemical weapons and terrorism. Next to academia Ondřej gained experience in various international organizations including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the European Commission.   

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