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The Impact Of REACH On US Companies

Law360 (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dec. 1, 2008, marked the passing of the first major deadline in the European Union’s new chemicals policy, a policy that is having profound implications on U.S. companies – not just on those companies with affiliates in the EU, but also on those which are only located in the U.S.

Even companies that do not consider themselves chemical companies face compliance challenges, as well as potential spillover into U.S. regulatory regimes. Titled Regulation 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (“REACH”), it effectively...
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