New Decree on Regulations for Chemicals in Industrial Use

New Decree on Regulations for Chemicals in Industrial Use

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

On July 13th, 2020, the Ministries of Health, Labor, Commerce and the Environment of Colombia published a draft decree for public consultation. The decree aims to impose significant changes to regulations on the management of industrial use chemicals.

The Decree would introduce the creation of a new interministerial agency aimed at coordinating chemicals management, a chemicals inventory, a registry for new-use chemicals. It also includes new requirements for risk assessments and risk management plans, a toxic release inventory, and a host of new obligations for all entities in the chain of commerce, from producers to users, in Colombia.

If adopted, the decree would bring much-awaited structural changes to the chemical management system of Colombia. The draft publication has only been opened for comments for two weeks with a deadline set on July 31st, 2020.


To the draft decree:

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