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REACH - The New European Chemicals Legislation Information for Exporters to the EU

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21. September 2008

REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use which entered into force on June 1, 2007. It deals with the registration, evaluation, authorisation, and restriction of chemical substances.

Information for exporters of chemicals to the European Union is given by the European Commission:REACH - The New European Chemicals Legislation [pdf, 165.4kb]. This leaflet on REACH answers following questions:

  • Does REACH affect companies outside the European Community?
  • What has changed in the EU regarding chemicals management?
  • What are the timelines?
  • What can my company do?
  • Where can my company turn for further information?

An overview of the regulation you may find on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): , additional information on the website of the EU Delegation to Egypt: