Keep track of UK REACH and changes to UK chemical regulations

Understand your compliance obligations post-Brexit with Chemical Watch's intelligence and insight

With Brexit, the EU REACH Regulation was brought into law as UK REACH on 1 January 2021, but questions remain over the extent of the UK’s divergence from the EU, leaving unwelcome levels of uncertainty for industry. A new chemicals strategy is expected this year, although it has suffered delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Areas under discussion for the strategy include innovation and the development of criteria for safe and sustainable by design (SSbD), as well as non-animal new approach methodologies (NAMs). Meanwhile, analysis from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) suggests that registering substances under the UK’s REACH Regulation will cost industry around £2bn – double the chemical sector’s initial estimates.

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Beyond Brexit: the impact of Brexit and UK REACH on chemicals management

More than 280 chemicals management professionals share their experiences post-Brexit (survey conducted May/June 2021). This free report also includes news and insight coverage of UK REACH. Become a free member of Chemical Watch to access the report and more.

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