REACH is the major pillar of the EU chemicals legislation. It imposes rules
on the production, marketing and use of chemicals. Due to its broad scope,
it does affect not only the chemical industry but also many other sectors
(for example cleaning products, paints but also articles such as clothes,
furniture and electrical appliances).
Therefore, REACH is the business of a wide range of companies across
the EU and non-compliance with the Regulation can have serious
consequences for those businesses.
The European Commission is organising the present conference with the aim of drawing the attention of companies, and especially of small and
medium-sized ones, on the obligations they may have under REACH,
as well as to assist them in preparing for the forthcoming 2018 registration deadline.