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REACH as the Source of Europeanization

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Abstract

In order to respond the question “how much Europeanization?” took place in chemical legislation in selected countries it is necessary to explore how the result of Europeanization should look like or what shall the “export” from the EU look like. This chapter presents material to the core of Europeanization. Focus is given to content of Europeanization which is REACH regulation, however there follows REACH-linked regulations which are considered as integral part of EU chemical management legislation. This includes CLP regulation, Biocidal product regulation (BPR) and Prior Informed Consent regulation (PIC). Each regulation will be explored in a separate section. It is not the aim of the chapter to present the legislative in its complexity, but rather to point out the main aspects. For this reason the chapter is descriptive in its nature, first introducing the general context and then key aspects of the legislation. The four sections about EU chemical regulations (REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC) will be preceded by section introducing the situation prior REACH in order to show the contrast and revolutionary progress of existing EU legislation.

Keywords

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation And Restriction Of Chemicals (REACH) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) REACH Regulation Prior Informed Consent (PIC) European Chemicals Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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