Intertek Offers Third Party Representative Services for REACH Compliance



    Providing protection of corporate identity throughout SIEF participation

    OTTAWA, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), a world
leader in quality and safety testing and certification services, offers a
Third Party Representative Service for EU companies pre-registering and
registering substances under the EU's Registration Evaluation Authorization of
Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. Companies concerned about disclosing their
interest in a particular substance through participation in REACH Substance
Information Exchange Fora (SIEF) or Consortia and meeting all the complicated
requirements of REACH, can appoint a Third Party Representative to act on
their behalf.
    The EU's REACH Regulation is one of the most comprehensive chemicals
legislations worldwide. Manufacturers and importers of chemicals to the EU
have until December 1, 2008 to pre-register their products. At the time of
REACH pre-registration the identity of the potential registrant will be
disclosed to all potential registrants of the substance(s) pre-registered
under the same identity code as well as to potential registrants of all other
substances for which read-across possibilities have been indicated. Whenever
such information is considered sensitive, a Third Party Representative can be
appointed who can discretely perform all substance-related interactions with:

    
    - Other potential registrants in SIEFs
    - Manufacturers
    - Importers
    - Downstream users

    "There are tremendous advantages to using a Third Party Representative for
REACH," notes Bruce Calder, General Manager of Intertek's Health &
Enviromental Consulting unit, Intertek Ageus Solutions. "Not only is
confidentiality maintained, but skilled resources are plugged-in and available
to support and efficiently address customer REACH compliance requirements. A
global professional organization such as Intertek allows companies to focus on
their core products and markets, confident that the complex details of REACH
compliance are being handled efficiently and accurately."
    Intertek's REACH Third Party Representative Service includes:

    - Protection of client identity and confidentiality
    - Representation in all matters concerning SIEF participation &
      management
           - Respond to requests from other participants
           - Share data and studies other participants
           - Request missing data from other SIEF participants
           - Participate in the identification and arrangements for studies
             to supply missing data
           - Assist in the preparation of joint registration submission
    - Point of contact with manufacturers, importers and downstream users in
      matters concerning REACH substance registration.
    - Data collection and consolidation
    - Full registration services including dossier creation, testing, and
      submission preparation also available
    

    Intertek's Third Party Representative Service is offered to companies
pre-registering and registering substances under REACH, requiring discretion
when it comes to their interest in specific substances. Intertek is
well-versed in managing confidential interests for their clients. Our global
REACH services are supported by EU-based Intertek offices and local Intertek
offices worldwide. Coupled with a wealth of experience spanning diverse
industries, legislative consulting, and independent services, Intertek is a
sound choice as your Third Party Representative.
    Intertek offers a full complement of REACH services including Only
Representation, Pre-Registration, REACH & SVHC Testing, and Registration
services, as well as support of partial and complete outsourcing of REACH
activities. The Intertek Third Party Representative Service can also be
integrated with our Only Representative Service for Non-EU companies thus
offering you seamless integration of our REACH Services for both EU and Non-EU
operations and providing a global single point of communication and
coordination of REACH-requirements.
    For more information on REACH Third Party Representation and other
Intertek REACH services, please visit www.intertek.com/reach or contact
reach@intertek.com.

    About Intertek's REACH services

    Intertek's suite of REACH Services provides comprehensive REACH
pre-registration, REACH registration, REACH Only Representation, testing,
compliance, consulting, audit and supply chain management services to suit our
client's REACH compliance and business needs.

    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: Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, +1(613) 599-4321, ageus@intertek.com;
Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development (REACH), Intertek Ageus
Solutions, +1(613) 599-3166 x2222, jonathan.hughes@intertek.com,
www.intertek.com/reach; www.ageussolutions.com

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