The United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a preliminary meeting on a statewide strategy on chemicals management on 28 July 2019.

It’s aim was to activate the strategy and mechanisms for implementing the country’s National Strategy for Integrated Chemicals Management. The strategy is designed to strengthen the relevant legislative frameworks and the bodies concerned with licensing the circulation, importation and disposal of chemicals. It also aims to prevent illegal trafficking in chemicals and build national capacities.

No timeframes have yet been provided.