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REACH is widely recognized to be the world’s most ambitious chemicals legislation. Besides the ambition level, this European Community Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, is one of the Community’s most complex regulations around.

You need to prove that a chemical substance can be used safely

REACH entails major changes in mindset and ways of working with regard to chemical substances. The REACH Regulation places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks from chemicals.
Previously, the competent authorities had the responsibility to prove that managing certain chemicals posed (unacceptable) risk. Nowadays, industry has the responsibility to prove that its products can be used safely. The ultimate consequence of failing to meet the REACH obligations is denied access to market.

REACH confronts you with various challenges

It is clear that when REACH entered into force on 1 June 2007, it introduced new and complicated responsibilities for the chemicals industry. It will impact most businesses in some way and it is important for you to perfectly understand the impact of REACH on your organization.
REACH will affect companies in different ways according to its commercial activities, it can present you with various challenges:

  • How do you organise monitoring and financial management for your consortium?
  • How do you to set-up a SIEF administration to underpin fair, transparent and non-discriminatory cost sharing?
  • How do you manage communication with the SIEF members?
  • How do you minimise costs and effort spent on registration?
  • How do you manage REACH Authorization and Restriction?
  • How do you secure your sales channels to the European Economic Area (EEA)?
  • What is the impact of REACH on your product safety management?

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