The Acta Group’s (Acta®) March 23, 2022, webinar “UK REACH, What’s Happened and What’s Next?” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/815913916012295937. During this 1-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; Steven P. Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Manager, REACH, Acta; and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Director of Toxicology, Acta discussed the significant implications for chemical regulatory compliance under the United Kingdom (UK) REACH regulation.
While the major regulations pertaining to chemicals were carried over into UK law mostly unchanged after the Brexit transition period, the UK now makes its own decisions. Divergence in areas big and small between the UK and European Union (EU) regulations will continue in 2022 and beyond. Regardless of one’s role, whether manufacturer, importer, non-Great Britain (GB) supplier, downstream user, or distributor, all companies doing business as or with a GB-based company are advised to follow the developments in GB closely. The first registration deadline of October 27, 2023, for 1,000 tonnes or more per year is approaching rapidly, and its extension is under consideration. Companies should act quickly to understand their rights and obligations under UK REACH to maintain continuity of their supply chains and market access. We encourage you to view the webinar and read and subscribe to our newly launched REACHblog™ to stay abreast of important updates in UK and EU REACH regulations.