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UK REACH Panel: New Regulations for Chemicals
Learn more about UK REACH and how is it affecting businesses and trade in chemicals with the UK.

DATE: May 19, 2021
TIME: 11:00 am ET (8:00 am PT)
COST: $25 per participant

UK REACH Webinar - New Regulations for Chemicals

UK REACH Webinar - New Regulations for Chemicals

What is UK REACH?

From January 1, 2021, the EU REACH Regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals no longer applies in the United Kingdom (UK).  A separate UK REACH regime is now in place that applies to businesses that import, make, sell or distribute chemicals in Great Britain, whether as raw materials or in their finished state. 

Who is Being Affected and How?

REACH impacts many manufacturing sectors that rely on chemicals and is an example of EU legislation that is not straightforward to copy across into UK law. The role companies previously undertook within EU REACH may have changed significantly under UK REACH. Businesses need to take steps to ensure regulatory requirements are fulfilled in both the UK and EU.

The new regulatory regime has an impact on the UK chemical industry. It is a key manufacturing sector, accounting for 9% of total UK goods exports. And chemical products are used in many other manufacturing sectors. 

Event Registration Information

Date: May 19, 2021 

Time: 11:00am ET (8:00am PT)

Join Us:  Register Now!

Join our panel discussion to learn more about UK REACH and how is it affecting businesses and trade in chemicals with the UK. Hear directly from the UK regulator DEFRA, leading Chemical Industry Association (CIA) and Dow Inc., one of the largest U.S. chemical companies with presence in the UK. 

The conversation will focus on answering the most pertinent questions such as:

  • What do you need to know about UK REACH?
  • Does UK REACH mirror the EU REACH?
  • Can you rely on EU REACH Registrations through the grandfathering process?
  • What steps do U.S. businesses need to take to ensure both EU and UK requirements are met?
  • Is there still time to put all the paperwork in place?
  • Are there any new opportunities for U.S. companies arising from the new regime?

Featured Speakers:

  • Rosemary Gallant, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy London
  • Richard Ayton, Director of Government Affairs, UK and Ireland, Dow Inc.
  • Silvia Segna, Senior Chemicals Policy Executive, Chemical Industries Association, UK
  • Speaker from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  (DEFRA)
  • Speaker from Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Contact Us

Pam Plagens
Pam Plagens
Advanced Manufacturing Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service
Direct: +1-832-248-1558 (m)
pam.plagens@trade.gov
Anastasia Xenias
Anastasia Xenias, PhD
Senior International Trade Specialist and Global Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service
Direct: +1-917-239-0048 (m)
Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov
Kristina Schaferova
Kristina Schaferova
Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service | Embassy of the United States of America
Office: +44 2078 913459
Kristina.Schaferova@trade.gov