In response to the deadline for UK REACH to be extended, the Chemical Industries Association has said the following:
- We are pleased that the impact of duplicating the cost of our decade-long investment in EU REACH has been recognised by Government. Confirmation that, subject to consultation, the Government is minded to extend existing UK REACH deadlines, provides more time to carry out further work on a longer term solution which can deliver the same, if not better, outcomes in regulating chemicals in the UK, whilst reducing those unnecessary costs generated by the costly data duplication exercise required by the current UK REACH regime.
- The industry understands and supports the need for robust chemical regulation, and today’s confirmation allows for a more forward looking approach to managing chemicals in the UK from a commercial, health and environmental perspective.
- We look forward to working with the Government and all other stakeholders on next steps.
For more information please contact Simon Marsh at [email protected] or 07951 389197.