Published: 22 October, 2018
Cefic, CHEM Trust, The European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial Times on 16 October, 2018 - in time for the Brexit Summit held on the 17th October. The letter highlighted the need for the Heads of State to ensure our future regulatory systems to be ‘highly aligned’ with REACH.
The industry and NGOs request that post-Brexit, the UK and EU-27 governments should allow the UK to remain within REACH and participate in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The group states that this will sustain high standards of protection of citizens and environment, and allow for business continuity for companies.