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Commission staff working document accompanying document to the communication from the Commission on Regulatory aspects of nanomaterials

This Commission staff working document provides a description of elements of selected EU legislation that seems most relevant and likely to apply to nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. It served as a basis for the conclusions presented in the Commission Communication on Regulatory Aspects of Nanotechnologies COM(2008) 366 final.

It does not provide a detailed and full description of all directives and regulations that might be applicable, but highlights some main features, illustrating how provisions apply to nanomaterials. In further work based on the Commission’s Communication, it can be used in addition to detailed analyses of potential regulatory gaps have been or will be made available by various Member States.

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