Intertek's REACH Pre-registration, Only Representative, and SIEF Participation Services Initiated with Resounding Success



    OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek, the leading global provider of
quality and safety solutions, activated their combined global REACH
Pre-registration, Only Representative, and Substances Information Exchange
Forum (SIEF) participation with resounding success. During the first week of
June, Intertek pre-registered thousands of chemicals for their clients and
began the initial stages of SIEF participation using the pre-SIEF system.
Using Intertek's Only Representative service and pre-registration process,
pre-registration was effectively provided to companies in Europe, North
America and Asia from a range of industry sectors including oil and gas, fine
chemicals, cosmetics, automotive, aerospace, and textiles.
    The Pre-Registration period under REACH 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. Intertek's REACH services 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 and includes
REACH centers of excellence in the US, Canada, UK, France, China, Hong Kong,
and India.
    "REACH is requiring many companies to review and submit a range of data
within the limited June to November time frame," adds Dr. Ruud Overbeek,
Global Director of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services. "Our
solutions to tackle the requirements of the EU REACH regulation have proven to
be successful through these pre-registrations. We can support and take
pressure off our customers, by helping them to achieve global compliance
earlier and without interrupting their business process."

    About Intertek:

    Intertek 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 21,000 people in 110 countries around the world.

    About Health and Environmental Services:

    Intertek Health and Environmental Services offers complete testing,
certification and implementation solutions for global environmental
compliance, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due
diligence policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply: we
give them the competitive advantage. Visit www.intertek.com/reach for more
information.




For further information:

For further information: Joel Pekay, Global Marketing and Business
Development Director, Intertek Health and Environmental Services, (630)
481-3126, joel.pekay@intertek.com; Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613) 599-4321,
nicole.cooper@intertek.com

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