The overarching purpose of the global minimum transparency standard (GMTS) is to achieve an equal level of access to information about the presence of the most hazardous chemicals in products, irrespective of country, and within and outside the supply chains for the products. This will help to make informed decisions for how the products are handled throughout their life cycles and ensure the global safety of human health and the environment. GMTS is a step towards stricter regulation or even complete phase out of hazardous chemicals from products. To address this gap, a Global Minimum Transparency Standard (GMTS) has been suggested.
The case for a Global Minimum Transparency Standard (GMTS)
Dec 22, 2021
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