REACH Registration Options for Non-EU Manufacturers and Suppliers

    KANATA, ON, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek Ageus Solutions
( is pleased to host a free online webinar on the
"Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals" (REACH) options for
non-EU producers of regulated chemicals, substances, preparations and finished
articles. REACH is a very broad and wide-ranging legislation requiring the
registration of some 30,000 existing chemicals that are sold or manufactured
in Europe.
    According to a recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, non-EU
business leaders appear lax about taking steps to comply with REACH: only
two-thirds of North American organizations interviewed claimed to have any
knowledge of the operational impacts the European Union (EU) legislation could
have on their ability to sell products and their future position in the
European marketplace. Between June 1 and November 30, 2008, non-EU producers
affected by the REACH directive will have to choose and implement one of four
paths for REACH pre-registration - the first step in REACH compliance:

    1. Pre-register their products through an importer
    2. Pre-register their products through an 'Only Representative'
    3. Request that pre-registration be performed by upstream suppliers
    4. Terminate sales of their products to the EU.

    Join us on March 18th at 2:00 pm Eastern Time for a free 1-hour online
webinar to review the pros and cons of each of the principal mechanisms
allowing non-EU companies to participate in the REACH pre-registration and
registration processes; discuss industry trends in the selection of REACH
pre-registration solutions for non-EU companies; and provide an approach to
achieving REACH compliance.

    Topics to be addressed:

    - Why non-EU companies cannot directly register their products under
    - Evolving trends in REACH
    - Pros and cons of REACH pre-registration and registration by importers
    - Pros and cons of REACH pre-registration and registration by an Only
    - Expanding role of the registrant
    - What your representative needs to do
    - What your representative needs to know
    - Auditing your representative
    - Overcoming disclosure issues
    - An update on REACH registration and REACH-IT

    Who Should Attend?

    - Corporate Management
    - Sales and Marketing
    - Product Development
    - Product Management
    - Regulatory Affairs
    - Engineering
    - Those responsible for product compliance, testing and/or certification.

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

    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 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,;

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