The Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine has notified the draft resolution, On Approval of the Technical Regulation on Safety of Chemical Products, to the WTO. This draft resolution lists out requirements for registration, assessment, authorization and restriction of chemicals and will come into force after the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On Chemical Safety”.
The draft Resolution aims to bring the provisions of the Technical Regulation in line with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the European Council of 18 December 2006 on REACH and sharing the goal of improving the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
The adoption of the technical regulation implies that all chemical substances presented in the Ukrainian market are subject to compliance with this regulation. The responsibility will be upon Ukrainian manufacturers, importers as well as to non-Ukrainian manufacturers and exporters who circulate substances in Ukraine. However, there are some exceptions such as substances in transit.
According to the draft regulation, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection will be responsible for the implementation and compliance with the regulation. No dates have been confirmed for implementation at this stage.