Important REACH news from Chemical and Engineering News:
The European Chemicals Agency (ECA) is launching a campaign… which will officially begin on April 14, is targeted at the next quickly approaching milestone in implementation of the EU’s law on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)…
Geert Dancet, director of ECA, is visiting the U.S. this week to drum up awareness about the REACH preregistration period, which begins June 1. This is the first step in an 11-year process to register the substances currently on the EU market, and it applies to any substance manufactured or imported in amounts of 1 metric ton or more. The agency will accept preregistration submissions until Dec. 1 of this year.
As of Dec. 1, companies will not be allowed to sell chemicals in the EU that are not preregistered, the agency warns.
Manufacturers based outside the EU cannot preregister substances. They may, however, select a third-party representative in the EU to carry out preregistration for them.
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