EU Standards: The Challenge For US Manufacturers

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In her recent memo to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees, newly appointed Administrator Lisa Jackson noted that the Obama administration's environmental priorities were curbing global warming, reducing air pollution, cleaning up hazardous waste sites, regulating toxic chemicals and protecting water quality.

Unsurprisingly, in an area where damage is no respecter of national frontiers, all these topics are the subject of extensive regulation in Europe.

In the field of chemical regulation in particular, familiarity with aspects of the rapidly evolving body of European Union environmental law may...
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