EU High Court Upholds REACH Registration Mandate

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union's highest court on Tuesday upheld a section of the EU's chemical regulations that requires manufacturers or importers to register monomers that have already been reacted to make polymers, even though polymers themselves don't require registration.

The European Court of Justice issued the preliminary ruling on the request of a British court hearing a challenge to the way the U.K. has instituted the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, or REACH, legislation, which calls for the registration of about 30,000 chemical...
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