The commission will coordinate the actions of executive bodies on the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of chemical safety, analyze problematic issues in this sector and provide the government with recommendations for their solution.
In addition, the commission:
- formulate proposals for the adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to EU legislation on chemical safety;
- will assist in the preparation of an Action plan for 2022-2030 for Ukraine to fulfill its obligations under the convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction;
- prepare proposals for attracting international financial and technical assistance, grants and other international programs in the field of chemical safety;
- analyze the implementation of tasks defined by the decision of the national security and defense council of Ukraine On measures to increase the level of chemical safety in Ukraine, enacted by the decree of the president of Ukraine of March 19, 2021 №104;
- will study the results of the activity of executive bodies, local self-government, enterprises, institutions and organizations in the field of chemical safety and handling of chemical products and substances.
The commission was headed by the minister of environmental protection and natural resources of Ukraine Roman Abramovskii.
There are almost 5,7 thousand chemical enterprises in Ukraine. Among them are 600 facilities where 200,000 tons of hazardous chemicals are stored or used. Annual consumption of chemical products in Ukraine reaches 10-12 billion dollars, not including substances that are imported and used in the home.