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Brexit Update

Background The 29th March and 12th April deadlines for the UK’s exit from the European Union have come and gone, and a new exit date of 31st October has been agreed with the EU. However, if the UK fail to hold European Elections this month, they could exit without a deal on 1st June. This […]

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What does a 2013 REACH Registration Deadline and Victory have in Common?

What does a 2013 REACH Registration Deadline and Victory have in Common?

With 2013 registration deadline fast approaching, companies are busy preparing for the 31st of May 2013 registration deadline for phase-in substances greater than 100 tons per year. What will distinguish those registrants that are successful and those that are struggling to organize their registration and met the tight timeline – Project Management. So you know […]

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H2 Compliance announces New Subsidiary in the USA

H2 Compliance announces New Subsidiary in the USA

As part of the increased internationalisation and expansion of H2 Compliances we are pleased to announce the opening of our New Subsidiary in the United States of America, H2 Compliance Inc. Allow me to introduce H2 Compliance Inc., a new wholly owned USA subsidiary of H2 Compliance Ireland, which will deliver regulatory compliance services in […]

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REACH Registration Dossier:What's in a Public Name?

REACH Registration Dossier:What’s in a Public Name?

In previous blogs we have discussed confidentiality and dissemination of registration dossiers. This blog will continue on that theme and focus on confidentiality claims of the IUPAC name and what is a public name under REACH. Does your substance qualify for confidentiality of its IUPAC name? In accordance with REACH Article 119 (Electronic Public Access) […]

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REACH-Why do you need an Only Representative?

REACH-Why do you need an Only Representative?

This is a question that all non-EU manufacturers and formulators will ask themselves before appointing an Only Representative. While the benefits of appointing an Only Representative will be discussed here at a later date, this article will focus on the factors and scenarios that would result in the need for an Only Representative to be […]

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REACH Next Enforcement Targets:Non-EU companies take note!

REACH Next Enforcement Targets:Non-EU companies take note!

Ramped up enforcement is planned for EU Importers around REACH registrations and Only Representative as part of the Ref-3 Enforcement Project. Plus increased assessment and scrutiny of reduced registration dossier for intermediates is in full swing and will eventually include completion of on-site assessments by Member States. Ref-3 is the third in a series of […]

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EU REACH REGISTRATION:Size is everything

EU REACH REGISTRATION:Size is everything

There are 20 million Small and Medium Size Enterprises (“SMEs”) in the EU representing 99% of the total number of businesses. To ensure that this important sector is not unduly burdened by REACH, certain costs are reduced. Most notable is the cost for submission of jointly submitted Registration Dossiers to ECHA. Costs are reduced 30%, […]

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REACH Only Representative Supply Chain Communication

REACH Only Representative Supply Chain Communication

Communication with your upstream suppliers and your downstream customers is a very important aspect of the REACH programme regardless of your status under REACH. For non-EU suppliers who have appointed an Only Representative, they should use their OR to guide them through the quagmire of upstream and downstream communications. Upstream Communications: This can encompass two […]

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