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Preparing for Brexit: How Irish and UK Companies Remain Compliant with EU Chemical Regulations

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An Introduction to Brexit and EU REACH

On the 1st of January 2021 the Brexit transition period will come to an end and the UK will no longer be a member of the EU. This will directly impact many UK companies and indirectly affect many Irish companies that depend on their UK supplier in terms of the EU REACH regulations. According to REACH any substance on its own, in a mixture or article being placed on the market in greater than one tonne per year must be registered with the ECHA. The regulations also state that one registration for a substance covers that substance for the entire supply chain, meaning that any business who purchases a substance from a supplier and that supplier has already carried out the registration for that substance, would not be required to register that substance again, within the same supply chain. So, what will this change in status for the UK mean in terms of EU REACH?

Remaining Compliant: Registration

As previously mentioned, many UK companies hold an EU REACH registration for their substances. At the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st, 2021, all EU REACH registrations held by UK companies will become invalid as the UK will no longer be a member of the EU. In this webinar we will explore the options available to UK base companies to maintain their access to the EU market. We will also look at the options available to Irish companies to ensure they remain compliant without directly depending on the decisions of their UK supplier.

Remaining Compliant: CLP Obligations

Not only will Brexit affect the registrations held by UK companies but there will also be changes to the CLP obligations of many companies. Any Irish company buying from the UK will become the importer of that substance and as such acquiesce the CLP responsibilities. Therefore, the Irish company as the importer will be required to carry out the duties in relation to CLP, in this webinar we will discuss these obligations and how UK and Irish companies may work together to remain compliant with CLP.

Join Us

CIRS are happy to announce our webinar “Preparing for Brexit: How Irish and UK Companies can Remain Compliant with EU REACH” which will aim to provide you with the most up to date information and strategies so that UK and Irish companies can remain compliant with EU REACH after Brexit. We will cover the topics mentioned above as well as answering some of the most pressing questions you have. Please join us for this free webinar by registering here, we look forward to seeing you there.

Webinar Details

Date: 1st of December 2020

Time: 14:00 (GMT)

Webinar Content

  • How things will Change after Brexit.
  • What UK companies can do to maintain compliance
  • What Irish companies can do to maintain compliance
  • Practical advice from CIRS
  • Q&A


Dean Winder, Regulatory Consultant in CIRS Europe

Mr. Dean Winder is a member of our European office based in Dublin, Ireland. He received his BSc. in Pharmaceutical Science and is currently finishing his MSc. in Organic Chemistry in the Technological University of Dublin. He combines his knowledge of the chemical industry and his research experience to provide regulatory consultancy services, specialising in the industrial chemical sector.

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+353 1 477 3710 (EU)
+44 20 3239 9430 (UK)
+1 703 520 1420 (USA)
+86 571 8720 6574 (CN)
+82 2 6347 8816 (KR)