Reach: France's UIC worried over EU constitution 'no' vote
30 May 2005 17:04 [Source: ICIS news]
PARIS (CNI)--The French chemicals industry on Monday expressed its concern about the negative effect the country's rejection of the European Union constitution might have on France's influence over EU chemicals policy.
There was particular worry at industry trade association Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC) over the EU's registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (Reach) policy and the role to be taken by the agency to administer it.
UIC wants the agency to have a decision-making role on all matters pertaining to Reach, contrary to some countries which want its role restricted to technical matters.
The French chemical producers' body also hopes that all the efforts made by the government and the chemical industry to improve the country's attractiveness for investors will not be jeopardised by the negative image which decisive rejection of the constitution has projected.
France voted 'no' to the constitution in a referendum on Sunday (29 May). The Netherlands votes on the same issue on Wednesday (1 June).By: Doris Leblond+44 20 8652 3214
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