US asks for delay to EU cancer classification for TiO2, cobalt

The United States has challenged European Union proposals to label titanium dioxide and cobalt as carcinogens on free-trade grounds.

A communication issued by the US delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) dated March 21 raised concerns that the new labeling could represent a non-tariff barrier to trade. The delegation said that the new rules could be "unnecessarily disruptive to billions of dollars in US-EU trade." The US also said that the process to reclassify the substances had not been transparent, and had not left enough time for WTO member...


William Clarke

April 01, 2019

17:35 GMT