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EU Commission cuts Reach fees for small and medium-size companies

3:40 PM MDT | April 1, 2013 | —Ian Young

The European Commission has lowered the fees and charges that small and medium-size enterprises (SME) have to pay to register chemicals under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation. “This step should help SMEs that produce or trade chemicals to remain competitive during the current difficult market situation,” the commission says. Depending on the size of the company, SMEs could benefit from reductions of 35–95% in relation to standard registration fees, and of...

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