Prohibiting production for export of chemicals banned in the European Union

A new legislative initiative from the Commision is under preparation concerning the prohibition of the production for export of the chemicals banned in the EU.

The legislative initiative aims to introduce a mechanism prohibiting production and/or export of certain hazardous chemicals that are banned in the EU – to protect non-EU countries from their negative effects on human health and the environment. The initiative will further align internal and external policies and improve the international standing of the EU, strengthening the credibility of our actions. It will fulfil a commitment made in the EU’s chemicals strategy for sustainability.

A first consultation is planned in course of the first quarter 2023.