French Government urged to withdraw Decree on Mandatory Reporting
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has urged the French Government to withdraw its Decree regarding the annual mandatory reporting of nanoparticulate substances placed on the market (décret relatif à la déclaration annuelle des substances à l'état nanoparticulaire mises sur le marché), which had been opened by the French Government for public consultation until the 28 February 2011.
The NIA noted that the decree undermined the European free market and acted against the conditions specified in its regulations and in the EC Treaty. In its submission to the public consultation, the NIA furthermore pointed out the technical and scientific challenges in implementing the decree.
Registered NIA Members can download the full NIA Position sent to the French Government (in French) and a bilingual summary (in English).