The European Commission has just published its Annual Union Work Program for European Standardisation for 2020. The Program highlights the need for new European standards in support of EU legislation. In 2020, the European Commission is set to ask standardisers to develop a number of standards, including:
- development of migration limits of the restricted substances (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in rubber and plastic material used in consumer articles, under REACH;
- facilitating the steel industrys transition to a clean circular economy, taking due account of standards at the research stage of new innovative production processes, and standards to support a harmonised implementation of innovative steel production technologies in the single market.
Further information is available at: ecostandard.org
Chemycal, 5 November 2019