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- Practical Guide -
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EU legislation
Ion exchange resins are not yet regulated at EU level by a specific Directive and, therefore,
the general provisions of the Framework Directive 89/109/EEC [A11] apply.
The Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution AP(97)1 on this
issue on 30 September 1997 (
Commission Guidelines
Pending the drafting of a Commission Directive and the absence of national legislation, the
Commission recommends applying at national level the above-mentioned Technical
Document to fulfil the requirements of Article 2 of the framework Directive 89/109/EEC. It
should be remembered that the Committee of Experts, composed of representatives of the
large majority of the Member States, has prepared and adopted these documents. The
Commission services have also collaborated during the preparation of these documents. For
further information, see Chapter IV.