Israel Delays Implementation of its proposed Industrial Chemicals Registration Law (ICRL)

Israel Delays Implementation of its proposed Industrial Chemicals Registration Law (ICRL)

On 19 May 2022, the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) issued a press release stating, among several other aspects, that the Industrial Chemicals Registration Law (ICRL) would not be implemented as scheduled on 03 January 2023. The expected approval for the ICRL was to be at the end of 2021. No reason(s) for the delay were given.

In announcing the postponement of the implementation of the ICRL, Reut Rabi, the Director of the Asbestos Division and Chemical Registry at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, specifically commented on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) noting “PFAS compounds are one example of chemicals that have been discovered to be limited to their use, with the aim of reducing their effects on the human and the environment.”

Rabi’s statement was followed separately by comments that the MEP “will soon promote the Industrial Chemicals Regulation Law”. Rabi used her comments relating to PFAS to promote the need for the ICRL, largely to illustrate that there are chemicals whose use needs to “be studied and reduced”.

m4 Global Consulting LLC continues to maintain close ties to both Ms. Rabi and the MEP. We have enquired about the reason for the ICRL delay, but we have not received a response at the time of publication. We will follow up with an addendum to this post once we receive one.



Michael S. Wenk, President/Director of m4 Global Consulting LLC, has written and spoken extensively on chemical regulation in the South America and the Middle East, most recently publishing the handbook “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East” under the Wiley and Sons imprint in 2018. Mr. Wenk is a globally-recognized authority on the topic, and m4 Global Consulting LLC has the experience, resources and expertise to assist companies in complying with the myriad of regulations in the region.

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