Brazil’s environment minister reviewing chemicals bill

May 31, 2019

Brazil’s environment ministry assured its long-awaited chemical management bill is currently being reviewed. Established in October 2018, this draft law is a major step in the country’s plan to create a national inventory of substances and strengthen the environmentally sound management of chemicals.

After being on hold for months, the country’s aim to regulate the most hazardous chemicals for health and the environment is advancing. The importance of legislation has intensified as the chemical industry has become one of the most dynamic production sectors of Brazil.

If passed, the bill will establish a national chemicals register and technical committees for selecting substances and imposing regulatory measures. It can also increase Brazil’s chances of becoming an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member.

Read the recent Chemical Watch article about the latest updates of Brazil’s chemical management bill here.

Why should you care?

Brazil’s robust chemical industry has existed with minimal regulations for many years. If passed, this bill will greatly affect the chemical supply chain within the country.