OECD introduced to a chemicals management system developed in Lithuania2016-11-09
As part of the implementation of the stages of the accession process for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on 7 November the Ministry of Environment presented a review of the industry, legal framework and institutional structure of the Lithuanian chemicals sector at the OECD 55th Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology in Paris (France).
Presenting this sector, Marija Teriošina, head of the Chemical Substances Division of the Pollution Prevention Department of the Ministry of Environment, discussed the main parts of the Lithuanian chemicals industry and their importance for the national economy, surveyed legislation on the chemicals management and its links with that of other sectors, especially with legislation on health, occupational safety and industrial accidents, stressed the cooperation of Lithuanian authorities working in this field and introduced the meeting to a system of implementation and control of legislation.
The Polish representative who chaired the meeting welcomed the chemicals management system developed in Lithuania. The document ‘Review of the industry, legal framework and institutional structure of the Lithuanian chemicals sector’ had been made available to members of the Committee ahead of time. The presentation was followed by detailed answers to the questions from the representatives of the OECD member states.
This presentation marks one of the stages of Lithuania’s accession to the OECD. The next meeting of the Committee is to discuss the preparedness of Lithuania to implement the OECD legal instruments.