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On 13 April 2022, the United Kingdom notified WTO of a technical trade measure related to toys and cosmetics, with the notification number G/TBT/N/GBR/47. This notified Regulation amends Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 to prohibit the use of specific allergenic fragrances in Toys. It also restricts the permitted levels of aluminium in toys and the use of aniline, and formaldehyde in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. The amendments shall enter into force on 15 October 2022.
As we continue on the journey through UK REACH CIRS has gained invaluable practical experience. Since the beginning of UK REACH CIRS has become the Only Representative for 600+ clients globally we have also completed 500+ DUIN, assisted UK clients by Grandfathering 70+ registration, and completed the Full registration of 20+ substances on behalf of our clients. Over the last year, this experience coupled with the continuous communication with the HSE has allowed us to remain up to date with all the developments and nuances of the UK REACH requirements. CIRS would like to share the information we have gathered to date as well as the latest information that has come out from the HSE in recent weeks.
As we continue on the journey through UK REACH CIRS has gained invaluable practical experience. Since the beginning of UK REACH CIRS has become the Only Representative for 600+ clients globally we have also completed 500+ DUIN, assisted UK clients by Grandfathering 70+ registration, and completed the Full registration of 20+ substances on behalf of our clients. Over the last year, this experience coupled with the continuous communication with the HSE has allowed us to remain up to date with all the developments and nuances of the UK REACH requirements. CIRS would like to share the information we have gathered to date as well as the latest information that has come out from the HSE in recent weeks.
As we continue on the journey through UK REACH CIRS has gained invaluable practical experience. Since the beginning of UK REACH CIRS has become the Only Representative for 600+ clients globally we have also completed 500+ DUIN, assisted UK clients by Grandfathering 70+ registration, and completed the Full registration of 20+ substances on behalf of our clients. Over the last year, this experience coupled with the continuous communication with the HSE has allowed us to remain up to date with all the developments and nuances of the UK REACH requirements. CIRS would like to share the information we have gathered to date as well as the latest information that has come out from the HSE in recent weeks.
As we continue on the journey through UK REACH, CIRS has gained invaluable practical experience. Since the beginning of UK REACH, CIRS has become the Only Representative for 600+ clients globally. We have also completed 500+ DUIN, assisted UK clients by Grandfathering 70+ registration, and completed the Full registration of 20+ substances on behalf of our clients. Over the last year, this experience coupled with the continuous communication with the HSE has allowed us to remain up to date with all the developments and nuances of the UK REACH requirements. CIRS would like to share the information we have gathered to date as well as the latest information that has come out from the HSE in recent weeks.
UK has officially left EU since 1 Jan. 2021. Following the UK's exit from the EU, the CLP Regulation has been retained in GB law, with some minor changes, to become the GB CLP Regulation. In this article, CIRS will give an introduction to the classification and labeling of chemicals in GB as well as the SDS requirements, and provide compliance suggestions to related enterprises.
During the discussions for the UK’s withdraw from the EU, the UK authorities indicated that the UK Poison Centre Notifications would remain Voluntary and only require submission of an SDS to the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS). This was continuously communicated to business throughout and even after the end of the transition period by both DEFRA and the HSE that Annex VIII was not being brought into UK law on Brexit. However, it has recently come to light that the Annex VIII of the EU CPL 1272/2008 is in fact part of UK Law and has been so since the 1st of January 2021.
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 UK REACH Article 26 and IUCLID Software Online Clinic will be hosted on 10:00am – 12:30 am Wednesday 17 Nov. 2021. Mr. Dean Winder from CIRS Europe is invited, as one of the speakers, to speak at the meeting.
Since the beginning of UK REACH the HSE as the governing UK REACH authority has maintained open communication with the chemicals industry to ensure that companies can continue to operate in the UK and remain compliant with the regulations. With the deadline for DUIN (27th of October 2021) now passed the HSE has shared further updates for companies who may have missed this deadline for their substances. As has been made clear by the HSE, the DUIN will grant a tonnage band dependant Grace Period to companies that complete it, suspending the registration obligations during that time.