Intertek Ageus Solutions Offers Expedited Only Representative Services for REACH Pre-Registration



    Comprehensive expedited service to oversee all actions related to REACH
    pre-registration before the November 30, 2008 deadline

    OTTAWA, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ -Intertek Ageus Solutions
(www.ageussolutions.com), a leader in global environmental compliance
consulting, technology services, and product stewardship, and a unit of
Intertek (www.intertek.com/reach), a leading international provider of quality
and safety services to a wide range of industries, offers an accelerated REACH
Pre-registration service including "Only Representative" services that
provides a mechanism for manufacturers located outside the European Union to
participate in the REACH before the pre-registration deadline of November 30,
2008.
    The Pre-Registration period under the EU's Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation began June 1, 2008, but ends on
November 30, 2008 giving companies a limited window of opportunity to submit
the requisite pre-registration information for chemical substances. Failing to
provide data means that a business can not delay registration and faces the
risk of being unable to sell within the EU.
    Intertek's REACH pre-registration services can be applied as a complete
solution or in a stepwise manner. Intertek's standard REACH process begins
with the definition of responsibilities for REACH on a company-wide level and
for each substance under the scope. Intertek will help companies collect and
organize all of the required data, create the necessary pre-registration
information packages for substances, and can submit the pre-registration
packages to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA.) Intertek's REACH services
help ensure companies understand their REACH responsibilities and see no
disruption to European sales.
    Intertek's Only Representative service enables companies located outside
the European Union to participate in and complete the pre-registration process
for REACH. The service provides the necessary legal presence and
representation in the EU, including representation to the European Chemical
Agency; technical management of REACH process; and submission of information
to the EU to fulfill a company's REACH obligations. Intertek's services are
provided on a global basis irrespective of a company's location.

    
    Intertek Ageus Solutions' Expedited REACH Only Representative Service
    consists of:

    - Power of Attorney granted to Intertek, providing a legal presence in
      Europe
    - Collection and submission of pre-registration data for a specific
      substance
    - Worldwide REACH expertise to support technical elements related to pre-
      registration
    - Quick turn submission of pre-registration of chemicals for REACH
      1907/2006
    - On-call consulting support for all questions related to REACH for the
      duration leading up to pre-registration
         - Direct access to local REACH experts
         - Unlimited Q&A for REACH-related questions
         - Real-time information change notices on legislative or industry
           developments in REACH
    - Submission of chemical information to the EU and the Substance
      Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)
    - Representation in the SIEF
    - Corporate and supply chain education and consulting support.

    The above service is described for Only Representation up to and including
pre-registration, but the service can be extended through actual substance
registration.

    Extended services provided by Intertek Ageus Solutions include:

    - participation in SIEF, including contact and coordination with SIEF
      group members,
    - data exchange and evaluation,
    - negotiation with SIEF and Consortium members,
    - submission of registration applications,
    - collection and submission of technical dossiers,
    - creation and submission of safety data sheets,
    - creation and submission of chemical safety reports, (where required)
    - authorization negotiations with the European Chemical Association
      (ECHA),
    - communication concerning substances to downstream users.
    

    Intertek and Ageus Solutions provide comprehensive REACH services to
assist clients in properly applying and meeting their REACH requirements,
including on-call consulting services for all levels and sizes of business,
effective management of clients' REACH strategies, and employee education on
REACH policy.

    About Intertek Ageus Solutions

    Ageus Solutions, a unit of Intertek Testing Services, is a leader in
global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product
stewardship. Intertek Ageus Solutions offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Ageus Solutions'
REACH services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU.

    About Intertek

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development
(REACH), (613) 599-3166 x2222, jonathan.hughes@intertek.com; Nicole Cooper,
Corporate Communications Director, (613) 599-4321, ageus@intertek.com;
www.intertek.com/reach; www.ageussolutions.com

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