The Serbian environmental ministry is pushing ahead with the requirements for chemical laws and has created a list of chemicals that corresponds to the list in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation – as stated in the 13th adaptation to technical and scientific progress that takes effect in May 2020.
The list was published in Serbia’s Official Journal (only in Serbian). It took effect on March 18 and is required as of October 1.
Last January, the ECHA announced a three-year program for EU candidate countries Serbia and Montenegro. The program aims at quickly integrating the countries into EU chemical policies.
In 2019, the United Nations environment programme (UNEP) awarded Serbia $250,000 to align Serbia’s standards under chemical and waste legislation with those of UN conventions, such as:
The Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides
The Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
The Basel Convention on the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal
The Minamata Convention on mercury
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