The assessment teams for new chemicals from NICNAS and DEW held a joint workshop during 2006-07 dedicated to developing an effective and efficient strategy for the implementation of reform activities. It was also an opportunity to discuss assessment related issues related to new chemicals notifications.

The workshop resulted in establishment of joint working groups focused on implementation of reform activities related to new chemicals, including recognition of Canada as a foreign scheme.

This is the second joint workshop and its success emphasised the value of having this timely opportunity for the assessors to meet face to face and discuss technical issues and upcoming implementation of reforms.