On November 30 2010, industry submitted around 24,700 registration substances dossiers to comply with the EU REACH Regulation. This major achievement, however, was only one of the first phases of the implementation of the REACH program.
Manufacturers and importers of substances will have to prepare thousands of registration dossiers more to comply with the 2013 and 2018 deadlines, and prepare the applications for the authorisation of those Substances of Very High Concern that are included in Annex XIV to the REACH Regulation.
Downstream users must also learn to process information through the supply chains, handle longer and more complicated safety datasheets, and inform their customers of the presence of Candidate List substances in their articles.
ECHA and national authorities have also started the process to further evaluate substances and to consider the adoption of marketing and use restrictions for particularly dangerous substances.
In the meantime, the Board of Appeal of ECHA and the EU Courts have rendered some interesting decisions that will influence the implementation of the REACH Regulation.
It's with this in mind, that IBC Legal are delighted to bring you the REACH: Legal Implications & Supply Chain Strategies Conference 2012.