What Happens To REACH Post-Brexit?

European chemical group urges firms in Britain to continue following the EU standard

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A senior member of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Brussels, urges U.K. companies to stay closely in touch with REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) regulations and to cooperate with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki, once Brexit has taken place.Executive director of product stewardship Peter Smith spoke at a public hearing organized by the House of Lords in London on June 27. There, he pointed out that industry across the European Union (EU) has invested heavily in REACH, developing an outstanding database of chemicals that helps ensure that all uses of chemicals are safe.“The European Chemicals…

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