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Thorny Path Ahead as U.S. Companies Prepare for REACH 2018

U.S. chemical companies preparing for the May 31, 2018 REACH chemical registration deadline should prepare for more thorough dossier checks by the European Chemicals Agency than have previously been carried out, according to a Keller and Heckman attorney.

“It will be more difficult to pass the completeness check then it was in 2010 and 2013,” said Herb Estreicher, who commutes between the Washington, D.C., and Brussels offices of the Keller and Heckman LLP. He spoke during a recent webinar held by the law firm.


Christopher Bell, a Houston-based attorney working for Greenberg Traurig, LLP, had a slightly different take on the upcoming registration deadline.

“The rules haven’t changed for 2018,” Bell told Bloomberg BNA.

What has changed is that many more small companies with limited resources will be subject to those rules, he said.

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