International activity

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International activity


International activity


APEC Chemical Dialogue

APEC Chemical Dialogue is a forum for exchange of views between representatives of government and industry of the APEC economies on trade development issues, increase of competitiveness, sustainable development and chemical safety in the Asia-Pacific region.

CIS Center Russia provides information, analytical and expert support to the activities of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia on the APEC Chemical Dialogue, including work in virtual working groups. The Russian Federation is a co-chair of the CD APEC virtual working groups on data exchange. As a part of the work of this group CIS Center Russia gives proposals for the organization and exchange of experience and best practices between APEC economies. In addition, the experts of the association are working in virtual working groups on related topics: on regulatory cooperation and on the GHS.

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The United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS

The United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS is engaged in the modification, supplementation and specify on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Revised editions are published once in two years and are available on Russian and English language on the UN website. Experts of CIS Center Russia have been participating in the meetings of the Sub-Committee as part of a delegation from the Russian Federation.

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The OECD Chemical Committee

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) develops the best management practices in area of chemistry.

Experts of CIS Center Russia are involved in the work of a number of OECD structures:

  • Working Party on Hazard Assessment;
  • Steering Group for the Development of the Global Portal on Chemicals (eChemPortal);
  • Working Group on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, etc.
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ChemCon is an international chemical conference that brings together representatives of government agencies, industry, consulting agencies and IT service providers. The conference is conducted twice a year: in America and alternately in Europe or Asia. Since 2013 CIS Center Russia has been a regular participant in the conference with a report on the chemicals management system in Russia and the latest updates in the legislation.