Company Regulation - The Long Reach of "REACH" and What it Means for Your Business

The EU REACH Regulation - on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals - entered into force on June 1, 2007. It replaces the 40 legal acts that previously regulated EU chemicals policy. The aim of this impressive overhaul is to create a single EU legislative framework for all chemical substances. As outlined in this article, a number of issues will affect manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and importers of chemicals within the EU and around the globe as they are trying to comply with the new REACH requirements.

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