Brexit and chemicals regulation: The story so far

| January 15, 2019

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Welcome to our second report on the implications of Brexit for UK chemicals law. Brexit was always going to be a challenging and divisive subject and, in the years and months since 2016’s referendum, the rancour and confusion have only grown. The UK’s expected departure from the European stage will have a massive impact on the chemical industry in Britain, Europe and globally, and, in what have often seemed like dark days, Chemical Watch’s award-winning coverage has thrown light on the complicated issues and controversies at the heart of the debate. Over the course of some 135 stories and feature-length, pieces using expert comment and analysis from trade bodies, chemicals agencies, government departments, EU bodies, consultants and NGOs, our rolling coverage has kept readers abreast of all the latest developments.

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Wuhan Hezhong Biochemical Manufacturing Co.,Ltd was established in 2004,which is a pforessional manufacturer of fine chemical,biochemical and pharmaceutical raw materials intergrating R&D and marketing with producing and service.Owing self-support import &export rights,our company specialize in Abolic Raw steroids Hormones,Polypeptide,API and pharmaceutical intermediates, Food/Feed Additives,Flavor&Fragrance,Pesticides & Veterinary drugs,etc.These products are widely used in medicines, food, beverage, cosmetics, food supplements, health products and other industries.

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Wuhan Hezhong Biochemical Manufacturing

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