The European Union as a Global Producer of Transnational Law of Risk Regulation: A Case Study on Chemical Regulation

19 European Law Journal (2013), Forthcoming

19 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2013

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Marco de Morpurgo

University of Milan - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 23, 2013

Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the role of the EU in the global production of transnational law of risk regulation (TNLRR). TNLRR is defined as a harmonious, cross-jurisdictional regulatory environment that results from the circulation of risk regulatory models among jurisdictions. The EU has adopted extensive regulation to address health, safety, environmental and other risks. In many instances, third countries have adopted the EU models when regulating their own industries and markets. This paper argues that this pattern of circulation turns the EU regulatory models into transnational models for risk regulation (TNLRR), and further illustrates this thesis by using a case study on the global circulation of the EU ‘REACH’ Regulation. The paper preliminarily concludes that the EU has been able to influence risk regulatory policy worldwide by turning its own regulatory models into transnational models, thus acting as a global producer of TNLRR.

Keywords: European Union, EU law, risk regulation, environmental law, chemicals, comparative law, transnational law

JEL Classification: K00, K20, K23, K32, K33

Suggested Citation

de Morpurgo, Marco, The European Union as a Global Producer of Transnational Law of Risk Regulation: A Case Study on Chemical Regulation (September 23, 2013). 19 European Law Journal (2013), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2329741

Marco De Morpurgo (Contact Author)

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