Common Agricultural Policy (EU).
Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP.
Started in 1997 to integrate environmental concern into the sector policy and currently comprise nine sectors.
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is an international agreement on biosafety, as a supplement to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Registration number given by the Chemical Abstract Services (CAS), Columbus, Ohio.
Nano Competent Authorities Subgroup on Nanomaterials.
European Chemical Industry Council.
Communitatis Europeae Lex, now EUR-Lex, the European law database.
Comité Européen de Normalisation - European Committee for Standardization.
Refers to processes intended to determine if a product meets minimum standards, similar to quality assurance.
A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is an organic compound that contains carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as a volatile derivative of methane and ethane. Many CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. The manufacture of such compounds is being phased out by the Montreal Protocol because they contribute to ozone depletion.
A ‘chemical pesticide’ shall mean a chemical product that is intended to prevent or deter animals, plants or microorganisms, including viruses, from causing damage or detriment to human health or damage to property. (the Environmental Code).
Chemical substance and preparations (mixtures) of chemical substances (preparations). Chemical products can be either pesticides or other products.
Chlorinated hydrocarbons commonly used as plasticisers and flame retardants in plastics. There are short, medium and long chained chlorinated paraffins.
Communication and Information Resource Centre Administrator.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Adopted in Washington in 1973.
Chemical Legislation European Enforcement Network.
Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures.
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.
Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, toxic to Reproduction.
Combined effect of a mixture of chemicals, which can be larger than the effect of each of the single substances.
Control of hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea region.
Control of hazardous substances in the Baltic sea region. Project under HELCOM.
Commission of the European Communities, the European Commission, the Commission
The person or company acting in the place of a manufacturer or importer.
Competent Authority (CA)
Means the authority or authorities or bodies established by the Member States to carry out the obligations arising from REACH Regulation (REACH).
A text version containing all amendments of a legal text.
Contained use’ shall mean an activity in which organisms are genetically modified, cultured, stored, used, transported, destroyed, disposed of or used in any other way, and for which specific containment measures are used to limit their contact with the general population and the environment (the Environmental Code).
Conference of the Parties, used mainly in UN convention texts.
Copenhagen chemicals charter
Document dealing with the expectations facing the revision of the EU chemicals policy. Signed in 2000 by 100 organisations.
Construction Products Regulation.
Mechanistic effect models for the ecological risk assessment of chemicals
UN Commission on Sustainable Development.
India Centre for Science and Environment.
EU Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment.
Combined nomenclature for the EU. It makes it possible to collect, exchange and publish statistical data about EU trade outside the union. EU Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87.
EU Commission Working Group.