Chemicals and pesticides framework

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This framework sets out how the UK government and devolved governments propose to work together on regulating chemicals and pesticides. This includes:

  • Biocidal Products (BPR)
  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)
  • detergents
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Plant Protection Products (PPP)
  • Prior Informed Consent (PIC)
  • mercury
  • United Kingdom Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (UK REACH)
  • relevant international conventions (Stockholm, Rotterdam, Basel and Minamata)
  • the United Nations Global Harmonised System (for classifying and communicating the hazardous properties of chemicals)
  • the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
20 April 2022The Net Zero, Energy, and Transport Committee opened a call for views on the framework.
23 March 2022The House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee published a letter from Baroness Andrews to George Eustice on Chemicals and Pesticides.
21 March 2022The Northern Ireland Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs published its position paper on the framework.
7 February 2022The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment received the framework for scrutiny.
3 February 2022The provisional framework was published.
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