US asks for delay to EU cancer classification for TiO2, cobalt

By IM Staff, William Clarke
Published: Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The United States has challenged the EU's carcinogenic classification of titanium dioxide, while cobalt's classification was also refuted.

The United States has challenged EU proposals to label titanium dioxide and cobalt as carcinogens, on the grounds of free trade.

A communication issued by the US delegation to the World Trade Organization dated March 21 raised concerns that the new labeling could represent a non-tariff barrier to trade.


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