Intertek Ageus Solutions to host a REACH webinar for North American chemical exporters and manufacturers.

    KANATA, ON, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
( is pleased to host a free online REACH webinar on
November 28th, 2007 to address the questions and concerns of North American
chemical exporters, manufacturers and formulators with regard to Europe's
chemical directive. "REACH Beyond Borders" will provide North American
chemical exporters, manufacturers and formulators with an overview of their
obligations under Europe's REACH directive, ranging from the pre-registration
of "phase-in" substances to the option of "only representation."
    The EU's REACH directive will see the registration of some
30,000 substances over 11 years. Unregistered chemicals will be banned from
sale, manufacture, or import in the European Union. Given the scope and the
consequences of non-compliance with the directive, many companies based
outside the EU have concerns about how the directive will impact their
business and products, and what steps they have to take to ensure that there
will be an EU market for their substances.

    "REACH is a major reform of EU chemicals policy, affecting all global
    supply chains that produce and use chemicals. U.S. exporters to Europe
    should carefully consider this piece of EU environmental legislation."

                                      - The US Mission to the European Union

    Topics to be addressed by the webinar:

    - An overview of REACH requirements for North American chemical exporters
      and manufacturers
    - An overview of the pre-registration process and handling of Substances
      of Very High Concern (SVHCs).
    - An overview of how non-EU manufacturers can participate in chemical
      pre-registration and the advantages of Only Representation for REACH.
    - Strategies for supply chain management
    - The REACH timeline
    - An overview of REACH services offered by Intertek

    For more information and to register for the free webinar, please go to

    About Intertek

    Intertek is a leading international service provider of quality and
safety testing and compliance services to a wide range of industries. With
international headquarters in London, Intertek covers the world through its
more than 930 laboratories and offices and 21,000 employees.
    Intertek has invested in supply chain advisory and training resources in
key centers worldwide in order to provide the highest level of service.
Intertek's advisory teams focus on developing new initiatives while assisting
our clients with special projects and reporting. These advisory teams have
established themselves as the leaders in the field, working on cutting edge
programs for our clients.

    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,

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