The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Chemical Dialogue (APEC CD) is an international platform within the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) framework for cooperation and information exchange among APEC economies.

The key participants of the forum are representatives of the industry and regulators. The forum facilitates the dialogue among them on harmonizing regulatory requirements for chemical products, simplifying trade procedures, and enhancing the image of the chemical industry. The APEC CD includes consultations, seminars, exchange of experience and information among participants, as well as the development of recommendations and tools.

Russia actively participates in the work of the APEC Chemical Dialogue through all sessions, seminars, and working groups of the forum. Russian participants make a significant contribution to the development of common documents and tools of the forum, including those fundamental to the development of chemical regulatory systems as a whole, such as the Best Practice Checklist for Chemical Regulation and the APEC Regulatory Terms Glossary. Russia co-chairs the Virtual Working Group on Data Exchange.

Experts from the CIS Center actively participate in the development and implementation of projects aimed at supporting exports, expanding the market for domestic products in new markets in the Asia-Pacific region, and improving the regulatory system to reduce non-tariff trade barriers. Among the recent significant projects are a book on the regulation of chemical substances worldwide, as well as an Interactive Guide created based on it -http://igvwgdemap.ciscenter.org/.

The Interactive Guide:

The Interactive Guide (IG) It’s the web source where information on regulatory systems for chemical product management in APEC economies is organized. Visit the Interactive Guide website: http://igvwgdemap.ciscenter.org/

The IG project is being implemented in order to:

  • - reducing non-tariff trade barriers for domestic products and
  • - accelerating its entry into the APEC markets.

The goals are achieved through informing manufacturers about current requirements and standards, best practices in product safety in force in APEC economies. This information allows domestic manufacturers to quickly assess the level of complexity of existing safety requirements for supplied products in different APEC economies and choose the most promising economy in terms of readiness to meet the requirements.

The IG supports domestic producers in preparing documents to comply with evolving legislative requirements in APEC economies, implementing changes in production, and enhancing the competitiveness of domestic products through improved quality and safety.

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