Global Chemicals Database: EU, USA, and Canada Start Pilot Project

The European Union, the United States, and Canada want to promote the exchange of data on substances at the global level. As part of a pilot project, they will test how such an exchange might operate at the international level. The experience gained from the project should then serve as the foundation for creating a global database under the direction of the OECD.

The International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database (IUCLID) will be the core of the new database. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the ECHA to create a standard format for the transfer of data on chemicals. For example, REACH states that information on chemicals must be transmitted to the ECHA in IUCLID format. The transmission format has proven itself effective internationally, so that IUCLID is also successively being integrated into the chemicals information systems of other countries.

A globally operated database with a uniform transmission format would simplify communication with various national agencies for companies. The same applies to substance registration – especially in countries with REACH-like legislation such as South Korea or Turkey.

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