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CBA Calls Reach Fees ‘Excessive’

2:53 PM MST | December 14, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The scale of Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program fees proposed by the new European Chemicals Agency (ECA) are “excessive in principle and practice,” says industry group the Chemical Business Association (CBA). CBA says it supports Cefic’s position that “fundamental changes” must be made to the agency’s proposed fee scales. ECA’s regulatory authority has been “invested with all the powers of a monopoly,” says Melvyn Whyte, chairman of CBA’s Reach Task Force...

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