Companies Grappling With REACH Face Big Burdens

Law360, New York (June 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the deadline looming for companies to preregister the chemicals they use with the European Union, it's becoming clear that Europe's tough new REACH regulations could have a particularly harsh impact on small and medium-sized companies outside the EU.

With the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances legislation, known as REACH, unveiled in June 2007, the EU overhauled its existing chemicals safety regulation by shifting the duty to test and register any substances produced in or sent to the EU onto companies themselves, and...
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