Europe’s SMEs told not to fear tightening REACH chemicals legislation

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

The 2018 phase three deadline for registering chemicals made or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more threatens to add administrative and financial costs to a layer of small companies, which until now have been below the REACH radar. However, policy experts say that the legislation will not unduly encumber Europe’s chemical competitiveness, Laura Syrett, Acting Editor, finds.

European manufacturers and importers of chemicals have been told they will not be unduly burdened by the third and final phase of substance registration under REACH, the regulation that covers chemical usage within the EU.

REACH, which abbreviates the EU’s Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, entered...

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