Brazil Inches Forward On Industrial Chemicals Regulation Implementation
The Acta Group (Acta®) has been closely tracking the development of Brazil’s Industrial Chemicals Regulation (Regulação de Substâncias Químicas Industriais, or Regulação), which still only exists in draft form. As discussed in our Global Regulatory Update for June 2017, “on May 22, 2017, it was announced that, due to changes inside the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente, or MMA), the extraordinary meetings of the National Commission of Chemical Safety (CONASQ) were rescheduled for the end of June. As part of the development of the Regulação, all of the comments received during the public consultation period were to be discussed at a meeting of CONASQ.” This meeting has now taken place, and the 801 comments from 236 individuals have been reviewed. Almost two thirds (~61 percent) were received from the Private Sector, followed by Civil Society (25 percent), Government (six percent), Academia (five percent), and International (three percent). These comments will be taken into account when revising the draft regulation prior to its submission to the full Congress, further discussion is available in the full memorandum online.