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Socma: EU Reach legislation is a major trade barrier for US chemical SMEs

3:39 AM MST | November 21, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation is a major trade barrier for US-based, chemical-manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), Socma says. Bill Allmond, v.p./government and public relations at Socma, testified before the International Trade Commission (Washington) on 20 November, offering recommendations on how to strengthen dialogue and make Reach more workable for US manufacturers, as a comprehensive trade agreement is negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Reach...

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