Terse exchanges at CRM meeting as mineral industry bemoans regulation cost

By Myles McCormick
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Industry and the European Commission stood at odds over the impact of the EU’s REACH regulation on registration of chemical and mineral substances, as business representatives complained of the legislation’s high costs and unintended consequences.

Mineral producers challenged the costs imposed upon them by the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation at the Critical Raw Materials (CRM) Alliance meeting at the European Parliament yesterday.

But the European Commission (EC) dismissed the claims...