Brexit: UK-REACH concern for chemicals industry

London – Chemical makers have reacted with concern over proposals for a UK version of the REACH chemical-safety legislation in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

On 24 Sept, the UK government issued guidance on how failure to agree exit terms with the EU would affect companies producing, registering, importing or exporting chemicals.

The proposals include the introduction of a UK-REACH, which said the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), would require companies to duplicate pre-existing EU registration duties.

A UK-REACH “will not only weaken our international competitiveness but more…

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