Directives from the European Union are forcing American businesses operating in the 25 member states to address requirements that are stricter than U.S. regulations. A sampling of EU directives includes:
You Aren’t Global? You Could Still Be Affected Companies that don’t engage in global commerce aren’t immune from foreign environmental rules. Some requirements target the supply chains that sell internationally. And some experts think that an impending EU chemical law could potentially force some substances off the market, forcing domestic businesses that use them to find replacements.
“Large firms have been dealing with global regulatory issues for some time now,” said Steve Quilliam, managing editor of Enviro.BLR.com. “While it is still most important for smaller domestic companies to focus on compliance with federal and state requirements, they would be prudent to have some awareness of what’s happening internationally to help avoid problems in the increasingly interconnected global economy.”
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