Chemical withdrawal symptoms

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (Reach) regulations in the European Union are fast approaching a major deadline. If companies fail to register high volume and potentially toxic substances before November 30, many products could be forced off the market. The Directors' Contact Group (DCG) was set up earlier this year to tackle problems with the preparation of appropriate registration dossiers. SMEs in particular are hoping that the DCG will sort out some of their difficulties so that they can submit dossiers on time.