Intertek Ageus Solutions offers Extended Regional REACH Only Representative Service



    KANATA, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
(www.ageussolutions.com) offers comprehensive REACH Only Representative
services to provide a mechanism for non-EU companies to comply with REACH
obligations and continue to sell REACH-regulated products in the EU after
December 1, 2008.
    Non-EU companies have three choices in order to be compliant with the
REACH directive:

    
    1. Engage a European distributor or other "importer of record" to perform
       the necessary REACH registration activities.
    2. Engage an independent, third-party representative (Only
       Representative) to act on their behalf and in their interest with
       regard to REACH activities.
    3. Stop selling REACH-regulated products into the EU.

    REACH Only Representation offers several advantages to non-EU companies:

    1. Achieve compliance with the REACH directive and maintain sales
       channels in the EU.
    2. Protect proprietary compositions and product information that would
       otherwise have to be disclosed to a distributor or importer.
    3. Avoid dependence on a single distributor. REACH registration will
       entail a significant investment in a relationship with a distributor,
       who will ultimately retain the registration of the product and require
       compensation should the business relationship be terminated.

    Intertek Ageus Solutions' extensive experience with EU environmental
legislation and Intertek's expertise in chemical testing, analysis and
certification combine to provide companies with the unique benefit of a
comprehensive Only Representative who can truly represent your company's best
interest throughout the REACH pre-registration, dossier creation, SIEF
(Substance Information Exchange Forum) participation, and registration
processes. Intertek's presence in over 100 countries allows us to support
REACH programs regionally throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions' REACH Only Representative service includes:

    - Power of Attorney granted to Intertek, providing a legal presence in
      Europe
    - Notification of importers, according to the requirements of the REACH
      Regulation
    - Regional support for companies and branches in North America, Asia, and
      Europe.
    - Collection and submission of pre-registration data for a given
      substance
    - Submission of pre-registration of chemicals for REACH 1907/2006
    - A range of consulting support options including
         - On-call Q&A support in each region
         - Strategic, business, and technical support of a company's internal
           REACH program
         - Outsourcing of REACH program to Intertek Ageus Solutions
    - Submission of chemical information to the EU and the Substance
      Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)
    - Representation in the SIEF after pre-registration

    The above service is for only representation up to and including
pre-registration, but Intertek Ageus Solutions' Only Representative Service
can be extended through chemical registration.
    Extended Representation can 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 ECHA:
         - high-level discussions about risk assessments and use of
           information,
         - notification to the ECHA of quantities of products
           manufactured/imported and related risk assessments,
         - Communication concerning substances to downstream users.
    

    Intertek Ageus Solutions believes that Only Representation for REACH
should be an unambiguous, transparent, and effective process. Contact us today
to discuss our comprehensive program for REACH Only Representation.
    For more information on Intertek Ageus Solutions' Only Representative
service, please visit www.ageussolutions.com/reachonlyrepresentative.php

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety
services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with
Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes,
ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has
the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers
through its extensive network of laboratories and offices and over
20,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

    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 provides a comprehensive approach to
compliance including on-call consulting, product testing and analysis and
corporate education.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions offers compliance services related to chemicals
and materials restrictions (REACH, RoHS, TSCA and California Proposition 65);
electronic products, treatment instructions and e-waste (WEEE, Japan Green);
and by-product waste requirements (including battery, cable and packaging
requirements.) In addition, Intertek Ageus Solutions is the North American
leader in Japan Green, RoHS, WEEE, and China RoHS compliance, providing
manufacturers with the expertise to meet and surmount the challenges presented
by these and other emerging environmental regulations.
    Intertek Ageus Solutions has implemented environmental compliance
solutions for hundreds of manufacturers and distributors from across the globe
including Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel,
Taiwan and China.




For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321, info@ageussolutions.com;
www.ageussolutions.com

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