In an article published on the legal news provider lexgo.be, legal expert Anthony Bochon argues that the future Belgian register for nanomaterials may contradict European law. He further contends that in addition to incompatibility with EU law, the Belgian Royal Decree establishing a nano register may lack legal basis in existing Belgian law. By obliging manufacturers to declare nano products and substances with the Belgian authorities, the Royal Decree will impede the free movement of goods throughout the EU, he asserts. The article further provides an overview of the implications of the new law for manufacturers. As such, it addresses the scope of the register, the declaration of substances, information duties to workers. Manufactured nanoparticle substances will have to be declared by January 1, 2016.
Anthony Bochon (2014). “The future Belgian register for nanomaterials: What companies should know about it.” lexgo.be