WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) has published a guidance manual entitled “Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) in The European Union: A Practical Guide for North American Paint and Coatings Formulators and their Suppliers.” The guide covers the basics of REACH for the paint and coatings industry, including pre-registration and registration, as well as additional compliance resources and helpful links. NPCA will be conducting its third REACH webinar on Oct. 30, 2008, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern time, to review the manual and offer general compliance support.
Coming some 30 days before the close of the pre-registration period for chemicals (and paint products) currently in commerce in the European Union (EU), this webinar will be the last time industry members can learn of strategies to support their EU customer base. It will feature Martha Marrapese, Esq. of Keller and Heckman LLP.
The webinar and guide are geared to meet the needs of anyone responsible for exporting paint and coatings to the EU, including those exporting to existing markets and those just now considering serving EU customers. Information about the webinar can be found online at www.paint.org. Contact NPCA’s Steve Sides at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the guidance manual.