RECENT WEBINARS: EU REACH – WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals) is a major reform of EU chemicals policy, affecting all global supply chains that produce and use chemicals.  It is particularly important for small- and medium-sized companies to know about requirements under REACH and how to comply with this regulation, in force in all EU Member States since June 2007.

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 and Thursday, November 17, 2011 we held a two-part webinar led by government and industry experts, covering major aspects of EU REACH Legislation and Compliance.

Tuesday, November 15th – Are You Ready for REACH 2013?

  • REACH Fundamentals -- Overview; products covered; the 2013 deadline; SVHC obligations
  • The Practicalities of REACH – Business Planning to Registration -- Understanding the implications; potential costs; your legal entity in Europe; the Only Representative - what, who and why; finding the data you need -  co-registrants and SIEFs; preparing and submitting your dossier

Thursday, November 17th – Communication Challenges: CLP Transition and Supply Chain Compliance

  • Summary of Day One and Introduction to the CLP Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemicals
  • CLP: Transitioning to 2015 -- DSD and GHS influences on CLP; roles and obligations of supply chain members; classification types and methodologies; notifications; CLP and Safety Data Sheets
  • Protecting Your Supply Chain -- How REACH impacts supply chains - from the initial chemical manufacturer to the end user of the chemical, mixture or article in Europe; assessing and managing risks to your European sales

Featured presenters were:
Ms. Flavie Guerin, Commercial Specialist - U.S. Mission to the E.U. - Brussels, Belgium (http://export.gov/europeanunion)
Dr. Candace Prusiewicz, ICF International (www.icfi.com)
Mr. Mike Penman – Penman Consulting (www.penmanconsulting.com)
Ms. Georjean Adams - EHS Strategies, Inc. (http://ehsstrategies.com)

For speaker bios, click here.

DATES:    Originally held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 and Thursday, November 17, 2011
TIME:   
11:00am – 12:30pm EST each day (8:00am – 9:30am PST)
LOCATION:  
Your Office
COST:   
$45 per session

*WEBINAR RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH OF THE SESSIONS YOU WISH TO ACCESS. Once you register, we’ll send out the link to access the webinar(s). To register, go to:

Tuesday, November 15th – Are You Ready for REACH 2013? - https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q29

Thursday, November 17th –Communication Challenges: CLP Transition and Supply Chain Compliance - https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q2A

For more information, please contact Dina Vulpis at dina.vulpis@N0SPAM.trade.gov , tel: 973-645-4682, ext.213, or Michael Grossman at michael.grossman@N0SPAM.trade.gov, tel: 914-682-6712.  

Specific information on REACH can be found at http://export.gov/europeanunion/reachclp/index.asp.

This event is presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce - U.S. Commercial Service Northern New Jersey (http://export.gov/newjersey/), U.S. Commercial Service Westchester, NY (http://export.gov/newyork/westchester/), U.S. Commercial Service European Union (http://export.gov/europeanunion/), and partner organization ICF International (http://www.icfi.com/).


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