Using Only Representatives for REACH Compliance in a Global Supply Chain - A Free Webinar by Intertek



    OTTAWA, July 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
(www.ageussolutions.com) will present two free one-hour online webinars on
July 29, 2008 at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm EDT to review the rules and options for
using Only Representatives to manage the REACH compliance of a global supply
chain. With the complexities presented in global supply and distribution, the
path to compliance with the EU's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of
Chemicals (REACH) Regulation for both EU and non-EU companies is not always
obvious. Intertek offers a webinar to review the options for handling REACH
responsibilities throughout global supply chains.
    Your supplier says they will handle REACH compliance, and will
pre-register. Will this look after all your REACH responsibilities? Are they
even allowed to shoulder the REACH responsibilities and complete the
registration? And, if they are allowed, what do you need to show to the EU to
prove that your products are REACH-compliant?
    There are rules and requirements surrounding the issue of who can take
responsibility for REACH. The EU's REACH Regulation has provisions to handle
REACH compliance through a multi-stage supply chain by using Only
Representatives and a notification process. However, these processes have
mandatory requirements such as:

    
    - Legal restrictions on who can appoint the Only Representatives
    - Requirements to notify down-stream users and importers
    - Data management requirements for Only Representatives of substances in
      preparations

    For non-EU companies, Only Representation is a useful tool to manage REACH
compliance in a complex supply chain, but manufacturers must be aware of the
rules and limits associated with the use of Only Representatives.
    Join us on July 29th at 9:00 am EDT or 2:00 pm EDT for a free 1 hour
webinar reviewing REACH responsibilities and Only Representative requirements
as they apply to the complexity of a global supply chain.

    Topics to be addressed:

    - A review of mandatory near-term REACH requirements
    - Rules and options for executing REACH responsibilities
    - Data gathering from the global supply chain for REACH compliance
    - Insight on reducing the complexity of procurement from a mix of
      suppliers who may or may not sell to the EU directly
      - Where you buy, where you sell and where your suppliers sell makes a
        difference
    - Appointment and notification requirements when exchanging REACH
      compliance data with multiple suppliers
    - Only Representation for substances in preparations
    - Requirements for notification of customers and importers
    - How to pre-register chemicals that do not have EC numbers

    Who should attend?

    - Procurement and supply chain management
    - Regulatory Affairs
    - HSE primes
    - Product management
    - Operations management
    - Those responsible for product compliance and certification.
    

    Join us to learn about the REACH rules and requirements for REACH
compliance in a complex global supply chain.
    For more information and to register for the free webinar, please go to
www.ageussolutions.com/seminars.php.

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world. Our services take us into almost
every field imaginable, such as textiles, toys, electronics, building,
heating, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food and cargo scanning. Intertek
provides testing, inspection and certification of products, commodities and
systems and a range of other services. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through our network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 21,000 people in 110 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 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.




For further information:

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

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