Beginning Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:30
End Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
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We are pleased to welcome Cristina de Avila to the British Chamber of Commerce. Appointed Head of the Sustainable Chemicals unit in DG Environment in March 2018, Ms de Avila has been working on EU chemicals policy for more than 15 years and has been involved in the negotiations and the implementation of REACH since its adoption.

We look forward to a wide-ranging discussion about recent developments in EU chemicals policy – from REACH implementation to the challenges posed by endocrine disruptors and the increasing public scrutiny of the scientific evidence that underpins the decision-making process at EU level. We also look forward to hearing Ms de Avila’s thoughts on what the future may hold for EU chemicals policy.

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Head of Unit | DG Environment, European Commission

Cristina de Avila is Head of the Sustainable Chemicals Unit of the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General. Prior to that, she was Deputy Head of the same unit, where she led the unit's work on REACH and CLP. She has been working on EU chemicals policy since 2004, being involved in the co-decision negotiations and the implementation of the REACH Regulation since its adoption. Before joining the Commission, Cristina worked for over five years as policy analyst and lobbyist, in two public affairs consultancies in Brussels and in an NGO in Spain. Her main area of expertise was EU environment policy, in particular the sectors on waste and product policy. Prior to her specialisation in EU law and community environment policy, Cristina worked as a lawyer for over two years. Cristina studied law in the University Complutense of Madrid, has a post-graduate diploma on International Relations from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and an LL.M in European Business Law from the University of Amsterdam.

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