London, UK – The UK remains poorly prepared for maintaining chemical supply and safety post-Brexit, according to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee.
It said that the government's response to its report, Brexit: chemical regulation, did not address all of its concerns, and a number of significant uncertainties and challenges remain. 'Given the short timescales involved this, it is cause for serious concern,' the committee said.
The report was published in November 2018. It warned that unless continued participation in EU chemicals regulation system Reach could be negotiated, UK companies will be unable to sell chemicals in the EU. Safety information available to UK users will also be incomplete.