Join Steptoe and Lexxion for a review of the latest developments and guidance on all the areas of chemical regulation (REACH, biocides, cosmetics) affected by Brexit.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. CET
On January 31, 2020, the UK will leave the EU. This historic exit has far-reaching consequences, and the chemicals sector has not been spared. The EU chemicals legislation, which includes REACH, BPR and food/cosmetics, will – after the transition period – no longer apply to the UK market. You will have to prepare for changes if your business is in any way connected to comply with the REACH regulations or if your business is operating with the UK market.
The focus of the morning session will be on REACH. We will start with a lecture on the consequences of Brexit for Only Representatives, followed by short presentations by industry, authorities and lawyers on Brexit's impact on the REACH regulations. The morning session will end with a panel discussion. In the afternoon, our experts will assess the impacts on biocides and cosmetics and the practical customs implications for these products.
- Consequences for Only Representatives: Recommendations to REACH Managers
- Impacts on Data Sharing
- UK-REACH and the Impact to BASF's Supply-Chains
- Chemicals Regulation in the UK after EU Exit
- Future Outlook – Risks of Regulatory Divergence
- Impacts on Biocides (BPR)
- Impacts on Food/Cosmetics
- Customs Implications of Brexit
- Ruxandra Cana, Partner, Steptoe
- Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe
- Yongqing Bao, Senior Associate, Steptoe
- Hannah Widemann, Associate, Steptoe
- Dieter Drohmann, President, Only Representative Organization
- Alun Williams, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Neil Hollis, REACH & Regulatory Affairs, BASF
January 31, 2020