IMPACT OF REGULATION (EC) NO. 1.907/2006 ON PRODUCTS FROM THE ROMANIAN ARMED FORCES ENDOWMENT

Authors

  • Teodora ZECHERU General Directorate for Armaments, Bucharest

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53477/2284-9378-21-24

Keywords:

REACH; European Green Deal; military products; chemicals; hazardous substances.

Abstract

The European Union aims to reduce the pressure on the natural resources, to create real economic growth, while preventing losses in the ecosystem, and to achieve climate neutrality targets by 2050. To this end, it will intervene throughout the life cycle of products in terms of design, technological flows and consumption, taking into account also a much stricter kind of waste management. In the military field, workers are constantly exposed to a wide variety of chemicals, and the full impact of this continued exposure is unknown. Following an extensive analysis of the impact of the REACH Regulation on the field of defence in our country, it can be stated that most ammunition, equipment and military vehicles for all categories of forces need a reassessment in order to fulfil our country's obligations at European level. Such a process is extensive, requiring both the understanding of the phenomena and their medium- and long-term impact, the establishment of an action plan on types of military products, and a considerable financial effort.

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Published

2021-10-19

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