Allison Tracy is a Chemicals Policy Fellow.
This isn’t the first time on this blog that we’ve observed that chemicals reform is popping up all over the world. Whatever their strengths and shortcomings, the 1999 amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the European Union’s REACH Regulation got the ball rolling. The momentum of chemicals reform is reaching around the globe as governments pay more attention to the risks posed by chemicals. In this post, we will focus on recent developments in Japan and China.
Japan and China are two of the U.S.’s top competitors, so it’s noteworthy that they have not allowed themselves to fall behind in chemicals management. Why are they expanding their chemicals regulations? Do they know something we don’t? Read More