For many years, nanotechnologies have been left unregulated. Companies did not have to comply with legal frameworks that require a sound understanding of definitions, scope of application and regulatory requirements. That has now changed.
Legal provisions have been adopted, mostly at the European Union level and some EU Member States and essentially without any consistency between the different legal instruments applying to nanotechnologies. This sellers’ guide mainly focusses on the legal frameworks existing in the European Union and its Member States. This is the part of the world where companies currently face the most complex legal challenges to gain access to the market and stay on the market.
This guide does not forget to cover other parts of the world, namely the United States, China, India, Japan and Australia. Though these countries have so far showed less interest in creating legal frameworks for nanotechnologies than the European Union and its Member States, readers must be aware that current trends in non-EU countries converge towards the adoption of rules that may soon or later impact the readers’ business.
The guide covers:
- The EU Commission’s definition of nanomaterials
- EHS regulations on nanotechnology and graphene
- Labelling requirements for nanotechnology and graphene
- Product claims and marketing of products containing graphene or other nanomaterials
- Protection of trade and technical secrets
- Nanomaterials registers in France, Denmark, Belgium ( Scope, declarations, sanctions)
- What do you need in place to sell graphene in the European Union?
- Regulatory frameworks in the USA and Asia
The purpose of this guide is to point out the current obligations that every company selling nanotechnologies must fulfil. Readers must merely be aware that many legal changes are expected to take place during the next years. This guide aims at helping companies to meet the current challenges and anticipate the next ones. Such as:
A new Belgian law applying from 1 January 2016 requires notification before importing or placing the nanomaterial on the market; there are substantial fines of up to €720,000 and even criminal sanctions for failures to notify.
The guide has been written by Del Stark and Anthony Bochon.
The guide costs £500.
To order your copy or to request further information please contact Del Stark via:
t: +44 (0) 7903 115 148
t: +44 (0) 7903 115 148