The Government has announced it is re-opening formal consultation on the future of UK REACH. DEFRA has committed to exploring alternative arrangements for the UK REACH transitional registrations in order to support chemical businesses whilst upholding the highest standards to safeguard public health and the environment.
The UK is committed to a robust regulatory system for the control of chemicals which ensures the UK’s high levels of environment protection, underpinned by the Environment Act. The announcement also makes it clear a consultation will look for opportunities to reduce the need for industry to replicate existing EU REACH data.
The consultation will take place in 2022 and more details will follow after discussions with stakeholders. CIRS is urging all concerned companies to submit their comments to us so we can express you views and opinions during the consultation period.
Senior Regulatory Consultant, CIRS Europe
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