EU seeks views on impact of REACH on industry
The European Commission has launched a survey to assess the impact on businesses of the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. REACH includes agrochemical intermediates and co-formulants. In 2010, a group was set up to address industry concerns about the difficulties of meeting the first in a series of deadlines for submitting registration dossiers ( Agrow No 586, p 9). The Commission acknowledges that the chemical industry has gone through an “unprecedented” procedure involving thousands of substances, and highlights the impact on the availability of supplies, higher prices, administrative burdens and manpower. The deadline for responses to the online survey is July 15th 2011. It is available at: http://cses.co.uk/reach_survey.