REACH directive to come to force for exports to EU from December

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Bangalore, Apr 18 (UNI) The exports to countries in the European Union will now come under a new directive REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals), from December this year, David Horlock, Vice President of EU-based Bureau Veritas said today.

Speaking at a seminar on REACH, he said pre-registration was an important step for the Indians traders exporting goods to the EU and they had to complete it before December one.

He said REACH established a registration system for chemical substances that requires the traceability of chemicals and identification of chemical substances within goods including articles and preparations.

The new legislation was aimed at setting safety standards and protecting human health and the environment from the effects of hazardous chemicals.

The seminar was organised Bureau Veritas, an international group with competence in conformity assessment of products, processes, assets and systems to educate manufacturers, exporters, distributors and retailers about the new EU regulation, he said.

BV was presently offering seminars in Indian cities to explain the impact of REACH on businesses in India.

The new norm may affect not only chemical manufacturers, but also product manufacturers, distributors, retails and exporters, he said.

BV, a product assessment company established in 1828, had developed a solution to manage the chemical supply chain complexities of the REACH, Mr Horlock added.

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