The Survey will be focused on facilitation of information sharing on chemical management regulatory systems thru CD members’ participation. The output of this activity will be a publication, which will include the information on minimum 15 chemical management regulatory systems, including 13 in APR. The description of each system will be integrated in blocks of the regulatory model, previously elaborated within the CD, for the ease of comparison. Survey will include the description of the OECD, SAICM, APEC recommendations and common regulatory tools and practices on chemicals management. It will provide the stakeholders an opportunity to get the information about chemical systems in place worldwide, including brief legislation overview, information on laboratory infrastructure, information sharing tools and practices and etc. Survey will contribute to lining-up trade relations between economies, facilitate the identification of the possible non-tariff barriers and sharing good regulatory practices. It corresponds to the APEC priority area Strengthening Regional Economic Integration and Quality Growth and supports a goal «to facilitate trade by expanding and supporting regulatory cooperation and mutual recognition in the Region».
The first electronic draft text of the survey will be provided by the Russian Federation to the CD members for comments, revision, editing. Afterwards the electronic draft review will be submitted for CD members’ approval. The publication is planned to be released in 2017 in 500 copies in English in accordance with APEC publication guidelines for the final stage of printing and will be distributed to the stakeholders free of charge. The outcomes of the project will be
a hard-copy publication and 500 published copies of the survey results.