ECHA to share chemical safety knowledge with Japanese authorities

20 June 2011 13:34  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has signed a statement of intent with Japanese government institutions to share knowledge on chemical safety, the EU agency said on Monday.

The ECHA signed a memorandum with the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation.

The aims of the collaboration are to strengthen the scientific dialogue between the EU and Japan and to increase cooperation on technical matters and other issues of common interest such as the hazards and emerging risks of chemical substances, and information exchange, the ECHA said.

“This statement of intent will lead the way to closer cooperation between the involved regulatory authorities, to the benefit of companies and citizens on both sides of the globe,” said Geert Dancet, executive director of ECHA.

By: Franco Capaldo
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