Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cefic and Egypt Sign Cooperative Agreement on Chemical Safety

This past week the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) signed a cooperative agreement with the Chamber of Chemical Industries (CCI) of Egypt such that the two trade associations could collaborate "on areas that impact the chemicals industry in Egypt and the European Union."  According to the Cefic press release:

The signed six-point agreement includes cooperation on topics such as legislation, application of regulations, as well as trade and investment flows between the two regions. The memorandum delegates the Egyptian group to coordinate the Responsible Care initiative through its FEI Environmental Compliance office. It also details how both groups will consider how consultations and information exchange can take place on regulatory matters such as customs and REACH legislation.  

Responsible Care® is "a global initiative of the chemical industry to drive continuous improvement in its health, safety and environmental performance and to make a strong contribution to sustainable development. Responsible Care was first launched in 1985 in Canada and is now run by the national/regional chemical associations in more than 50 countries around the world."

More information is available on the Cefic web site.

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