09 June 2008 12:04 [Source: ICIS news]
By Nigel Davis
The initial work had allowed it to test the EU's Reach IT systems, communicate in the pre-substance information exchange forum (SIEF) and share experiences with members of existing consortia of chemical makers that will pre-register and register some high-volume chemicals, it said.
The pre-registration phase of the EU’s registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (Reach) scheme began on 1 June and runs until 30 November.
The SIEF and consortia are designed to help companies share information and speed up the Reach registration and evaluation, or testing, processes.
Companies that do not pre-register substances under Reach will not be able to sell them into the EU market until they are fully registered under the legislation.
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The company will have until 2010 to complete what it calls the “huge task of preparing dossiers for all its substances".
It said, however that it has processes in place to provide the EU’s new Helsinki-based chemicals agency with dossiers within the required timeline.
Companies were cautioned by the
However, compliance with the new regulation is moving fast within
Both the Norwegian and
Reach has been implemented in
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