UK to replace REACH if no-deal Brexit

London – The UK government has issued guidelines for businesses that make or import chemicals, in case of a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.

From that date, chemicals would have to be registered to a new UK system, according to DEFRA (the UK’s department of environment, food and rural affairs).

The UK REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) system would replace the EU chemicals safety regime, DEFRA said 23 Jan.

UK REACH, it explained, would require businesses to “demonstrate how a chemical can be safely used…

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