article The Chemical Industry Association of Belgium (CAB) announced on Wednesday that it will begin an “open” membership application process.
CAB is the body responsible for enforcing Belgium’s chemical industry laws.
The organization is the main lobbying group of Belgium’s big chemical industry.
The announcement came after a string of articles by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which documented how the Belgium chemical industry and Belgian politicians used their influence to stifle the investigation of chemical weapons.
“This will be the first time the CAB will be able to apply for a membership application,” said Joost Verheggen, the CAF president.
The CAB’s open application process is expected to take at least three months, and will be open to members from the world’s top five chemical industry associations, including the European Chemical Industry, the World Chemical Industry and the Belgian Chemical Industry Council.
The new application will be subject to a pre-application screening process.
The Brussels-based association will hold its next annual meeting in April, and its membership will expire in 2021.
Belgium has not yet announced its membership, but the CABs own website indicates that Belgium is one of the countries that will be invited to join.
The country has long been considered a leading supplier of chemicals to the European Union and other countries.
However, its relationship with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which monitors chemical safety, has come under scrutiny.
Last week, the ECHA said that Belgium was not taking its own safety measures into account when it banned some substances that were not included in the EU’s Safe Chemicals Directive.
The ECHA also said that the ban did not take into account the potential environmental consequences, and it said that it was “not prepared to assume responsibility for the actions of companies or their users in Belgium.”
Belgium was one of only two countries in the European union to refuse ECHA’s proposal to introduce stricter chemical safety standards.
The other was Denmark, which was also one of just two countries to not approve the ECHAs proposed regulation.
But Brussels’ decision to exclude Belgium from the European list of banned substances may have had an impact on its relationship to the ECAHAs regulation.
The European Chemists Union (ECEU), the main trade body for chemical manufacturers in Europe, has also called for an investigation of the Belgium ban.
According to a statement issued by ECEU, “The European Chemist Union has also asked the Belgian authorities to explain why Belgium has been excluded from the ECMHs regulations for some of its products.”
“We call on the Belgian government to provide us with a transparent explanation of its reasons and to explain how the ban will affect the safety of our consumers and businesses in Belgium,” the statement said.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was quoted as saying that Belgium’s exclusion from the list of EU countries that have banned chemical weapons was “unacceptable.”
The Brussels press service did not provide a reason for the exclusion.