Registration of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products: solution in regulation and governance or new challenge.
Munir, Abu Bakar
Karim, Md Ershadul
Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd
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MUNIR, A.B., KARIM, M.E., YASIN, S.H.M. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2016. Registration of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products: solution in regulation and governance or new challenge. In the Proceedings of the International seminar on nanoscience and nanotechnology (NANOSciTech2016), 26-29 February 2016, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Shah Alam: NANO-SciTech Centre, pages 10-11.
Regulation and governance of infinite number and diversified types of engineered nanomaterials has been a genuine challenge for the regulators around the world in recent times. Recent experience with the genetically modified food compelled the regulators, specially from the Europe, to take cautious move from the very beginning regarding nanomaterials. One of the initial tasks in relation to regulation and governance is the registration of nanomaterials and development of the nano-enabled product registers. This paper intends to shed focus on and evaluate the development of different registers on materials and products. It is apparent that though some European regulators have initiated the registration process, other regulators like Australia and the USA are skeptical about the success of such initiative. Albeit, in order to provide remedies for any possible future damage arising out of defective products or material the importance of such databases cannot be ignored.