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U.S. Firms Brace for Reach Backlash

11:39 AM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Kara Sissell

U.S. firms are working through industry associations, consortia, and customer-supplier negotiations to figure out how best to streamline compliance efforts for the June 1 deadline for the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) law. The cost of data collection, as well as potential product phaseouts and substitutions are among the most immediate of industry concerns. However, Reach’s biggest impact could come in several years if “Reach-like” laws take root in the U.S., say some industry...

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