Country specific regulatory compliances
There are 193 plus countries in the world and Europe account for around 51 of them. The major countries that have initiated and implemented regulatory norms to its fullest potential are the United States of America and the European Union. Since the guidelines and specifications laid out therein are more or less agreed by members of the United Nation and approved by signatories of WTO, developing countries adopt the well-proven and accepted regulations.
There may be minor variations in guidelines to best fit the country specific interest but on a larger platform, there is a commitment to improve health and environment and for the betterment of mankind for which these regulations were framed.
Apart from major regulations like REACH in EU and TSCA, FDA in USA, there are legislative frameworks in Russia, Turkey, China, South Korea, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan in regard regarding the registration of chemical substances and having a chemical inventory list in the place. On the other note, countries like India are preparing stringent norms to preserve environment and are on the verge of publishing its chemical inventory list.
With better insight obtained into a chemical substance supported by analytical findings and inferences reached through consensus; restrictions and an upper limit towards its presence in the finished product are practiced. These restrictions and limitations are again associated with the end application of the substance and if it’s to be used by children, or related to indirect contact with food and related items, are deemed to be of greater concern.
We always say
“Let’s do our little best the way we can to protect human health and this beautiful environment”.