October 05, 2020

Crossing the Line: Navigating Multinational Corporation Chemical Compliance

Dottie Watson and Sarah Slack

Companies are increasingly finding themselves selling goods and services into or even operating within markets far from their roots. Among the challenges of operating in this global marketplace is complying with a multitude of different chemical regulatory regimes. Even multinational companies that are not in the “chemicals” business frequently find themselves faced with chemical regulatory compliance obligations when moving raw materials or transporting finished products into new markets. Laws may require registration of imported or manufactured substances, disclosure of chemicals present in products, distribution of hazard information through documents or labeling, and, in some cases, even restrict uses of certain substances or prohibit their introduction into a jurisdiction at all.

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