In an article published on May 3, 2018, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) informed that the Belgian Federal Public Service for Public Health has published the first report from the implementation of a register for nanomaterials in Belgium, covering substances registered in 2016. 45% of the registered substances fall under the category ‘Industrial uses: Uses of substances as such or in preparations at industrial sites,’ NIA reported. In total, 150 different substances were registered, amounting to 75,000 metric tons. In 2016, 57,550 tons of nanomaterials were imported, 16,947 tons were manufactured, and 13,815 tons were distributed in Belgium. Products intended to come into contact with food are exempted from registration (FPF reported).

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NIA (May 3, 2018). “Belgium releases the annual report of its nanomaterial register for the year 2016.

Chemical Watch (May 10, 2018). “Belgian nano registrations ‘need improvement.’