11 July 2008 11:59 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Russian mineral fertilizer producer UralChem announced on Friday that in accordance with Reach legislation it has pre-registered its chemical products intended for export to the European Union (EU) with the European Chemicals Agency.
The company said it a statement that by pre-registering its products it confirmed the right to continue exporting its chemicals to EU countries after 1 December 2008.
It added that it was one of the first Russian mineral fertilizer producers to do so.
“The fact that UralChem is one of the first mineral fertilizer producers in Russia to pre-register its products in accordance with Reach once again proves that our company is a reliable and responsible partner which efficiently operates in the global markets,” said UralChem CEO Dmitriy Osipov.
UralChem is one of the largest fertilizer producers in Russia and the CIS, with production capacities of over 2.7m tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.2m tonnes of ammonia, 800,000 tonnes of monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and diammonium phosphate (DAP), 800,000 tonnes of compound fertilizers and 450,000 tonnes of urea.
Reach is a new regulation that deals with the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances,which came into force on 1 June 2007.
For more analysis and insight on Reach and the impact of other regulations on chemical SMEs please see the 28 July issue of ICIS Chemical Business magazine
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