Survey says Japan is not Reach-ready

Kovac, Matt
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/2/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 60, p31
Trade Publication
This article reveals that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan may be ill-prepared for the European Union's chemicals legislation Reach, based on the initial results of a government survey indicating a lack of awareness. A spokesman for Japan's Ministry of the Environment says around 22% of the SMEs responding to the survey knew nothing about the new law, which will force companies to manage risks from chemicals, and to provide safety information on the substances.


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