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REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of chemicals)

Organization Department of Commerce
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.buyusa.gov/europeanunion/reach.html
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Electronics, Green Chemistry, Green Product Design, Green Purchasing, Green Technologies/Innovations, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Pesticides, Pollution Prevention, Regulations
Sector Chemicals and Plastics
Type Of Assistance Compliance Assistance
Description REACH is a major reform of EU chemicals policy, affecting all global supply chains that produce and use chemicals. This webpage is for U.S. exporters to Europe, particularly SMEs, to inform them about requirements under REACH and to help them comply with this new regulation, in force in all EU Member States since 1 June 2007. This webpage includes official EU documents and U.S. government reports, and a list of business service providers offering consulting or legal advice for REACH compliance.

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