New Chemical Management Law Adopted by Ukraine

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Ukraine has adopted a new law on the management of chemicals.

‘On Adoption as a Basis of the Draft Law of Ukraine on Chemical Safety and Management of Chemical Products’ (Reg. No. 8037) was issued on October 18, 2022, by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Provisions in the new legislation include:

– Creating a regulatory framework for the management of chemicals
– Directing powers to government agencies
– Defining responsibilities for economic operators
– Implementing the international classification of hazardous chemicals into national law
– Mandating the registration of chemicals
– Fulfilling requirements for the following international treaties:
– Basel Convention (control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal)
– Rotterdam Convention (Prior Informed Consent (PIC) for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides)
– Stockholm Convention (persistent organic pollutants (POP)), and
– Minamata Convention (mercury)

SGS has published SafeGuardS 132.22 to help stakeholders better understand the provisions in the new law. The SafeGuardS includes a table that details the highlights in each section of the law:

– Section I Article 3 ‘Scope’
– Section II ‘Subjects in the field of chemical safety and chemical product management’
– Section II Chapter IV ‘Ensuring chemical safety’
– Section II Chapter V ‘Requirements for production and use of chemical products’
– Section II Chapter XII ‘International cooperation in the field of chemical safety and management of chemical substances’

The SafeGuardS also contains further details of important effective dates:

– November 2, 2022, for date of entry into force – the day following its publication
– November 2, 2024 – enforcement of the provisions in the law (except below)
– Following the date of entry into force of the Minamata Convention on Mercury for Ukraine for Article 10 Clauses 23-25, Article 12 Clauses 12-13, Article 13 Clauses 17-20 and Articles 77-84

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is directed to issue legislation by May 2, 2024, for compliance with the law.

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Ukraine Adopts Draft Law on Chemical Management SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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