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May 7, 2020

Register now for “Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Eurasia REACH:  Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
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In 2017, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) issued in final a regional chemical framework, Technical Regulation (TR) on the Safety of Chemical Products EAEU 041/2017.  The implementation date for the chemicals framework was June 1, 2021, but several factors have resulted in delays. In spite of these delays, the Russian Federation is moving forward with its own chemicals management program.
The program of the Russian Federation closely mirrors that of TR 041/2017 and includes the registration of mixtures as well as substances.  Entities exporting products to the Russian market should nominate their substances and mixtures to the Russian chemical inventory to ensure continued access to the Russian market.  New substance registration is required for substances or mixtures not on the inventory after the nomination process closes.  Chemicals submitted to the Russian and other Member State inventories will form the basis for the inventory of chemical substances and mixtures of the EAEU.
The Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation recently extended the deadline for submission of substances and mixtures to the chemical inventory to May 1, 2020.  It is expected, however, that this date will be extended again to August 1, 2020, although no official announcement has been made.
A company without a legal entity in the Russian Federation can appoint an Authorized Representative (AR) to submit information on its behalf and cover importation by its customers in Russia.  The appointment of an AR and timely submission allows a non-EAEU company to maintain an uninterrupted supply chain into the region and support its EAEU customers.  Given the strategic importance of the Russian market, businesses are expected to need to secure AR support in Russia to ensure that their commercial interests are compliant.
These topics and other technical, legal, and policy matters affecting compliance will be discussed in a lively 45-minute presentation by expert global and in-country regulatory and legal professionals, followed by a 15-minute Q&A period.
Topics Covered:

  • An overview of EAEU REACH and implementation status
  • Insight into the regional political dynamics and impacts to implementation
  • Implementation in the Russian Federation
  • Requirements to submit substances and mixtures to the Russian chemical inventory
  • Confidential business information (CBI) considerations
  • Authorized representatives (AR)
  • Key similarities and differences when compared to EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Speakers Include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) (moderator)
Heather J. Blankinship, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group
Arkady Murashev, Chair, EPPA
Katia Filippova, Senior Adviser, EPPA
Kate Stolbova, Regulatory Consultant, EPPA