The AEB sent its comments and suggestions to the draft EEC Decision "On the formation and maintenance of the register of chemical substances and mixtures of the EAEU, notification of new chemical substances"
The Association of European Business proposed to exclude the positions "ethanol" and "nicotine" from Appendix 7 of the Procedure for the formation and maintenance of the register of chemical substances and mixtures of the Eurasian Economic Union, since their description and assignment to the type does not correspond to the Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Classification and Labeling of Chemical Products.
According to Appendix 7:
- Ethanol (CAS 64-17-5) is classified as a mutagen (class 1) and a substance that affects reproductive function (class 1), which does not comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which is mandatory. in the preamble of the EAEU Technical Regulations 041/2017.
- Nicotine (CAS 54-11-5) is classified as a chemical that affects reproductive function (class 2), which is also not GHS compliant.
This non-compliance will lead to significant economic instability, since these substances are widely used in various industries, including the production of cosmetics and personal care products, detergents, disinfectants, food, paints, etc.