Brazil’s draft chemicals policy with president’s office

Chemical Watch | January 10, 2019

Brazil’s draft industrial chemicals policy is with the Civil House, the president’s executive office, and awaiting review by the country’s newly elected president, Jair Bolsonaro (pictured). The policy was sent over in the final days of the previous administration, but the former president, Michel Temer, had made no decision on it when Mr Bolsonaro took office on 1 January. It is unclear when President Bolsonaro will do so. One government source said: "There are many other issues to be addressed during the first months of the new government." "He [Mr Bolsonaro] is a great defender of the simplification of regulations, so he might have some resistance to the draft law on chemicals," a Brazilian government spokesperson told Chemical Watch, back in October.

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