REACH and its Competition Law Implications

March 17, 2009
The European Union’s new regulatory regime for the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals (REACH) will lead to a radical overhaul of the chemical regulatory system in Europe. This update examines the REACH regime, which aims to protect human health and the environment through a better understanding of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances, while stimulating innovation and competitiveness in the EU chemicals industry.