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Substitution in Legislation

This section of the SUBSPORT website contains resumes of legislation and international agreements that are relevant to substitution, whether they refer to it directly or are closely related. Links to the original documents as well as archived copies of them are also provided.

This section of the SUBSPORT website is intended to help users to:

  • get an overview of the legal approach of substitution, mainly in the European Union, but also with some examples of legislation from other countries
  • identify legislation that is relevant to substitution,
  • have easy access to the original legislation text and to other related documents by providing links to them,
  • decide if they have to comply with the described legislation,
  • focus on direct information on substitution by presenting in detail those paragraphs containing such information,
  • notice the relevance to substitution of the legal text by presenting a short SUBSPORT point of view.

Please read the instruction how to use this section before proceeding.

List of legislative items described


  1. REACH Regulation
  2. CLP Regulation
  3. EU POP Regulation
  4. Water Framework Directive
  5. VOC Solvents Directive
  6. Chemical Agents Directive
  7. Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive
  8. RoHS Directive
  9. End-of Life Vehicles Directive
  10. Biocides Directive
  11. Batteries and Accumulators Directive
  12. IED Directive
  13. Directive on General Product Safety


  1. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  2. OSPAR Convention
  3. Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, the Geneva Protocol on VOC
  4. Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleating Substances – ODS
  5. Rotterdam Convention On the Prior Informed Consent Procedure
  6. Agenda 21
  7. Aarhus Protocol on heavy metals
  8. Aarhus Protocol on Persistent Organic Polutants (POPs)


  1. U.S. Clean Air Act – Hazardous Air Pollutants
  2. Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA)
  3. Michigan Executive Directive – Promotion of Green Chemistry
  4. Illinois Toxic Chemical Safety Act
  5. U.S. Battery Act


  1. Chinese Law on Promotion of Clean Production
  2. Chinese RoHS

Last update: 16.07.2019


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