On 23 November, an article from McDermott Will & Emery reported that companies must ensure compliance and uninterrupted trade for businesses placing chemical substances and mixtures on the UK and EU markets.  It warns that businesses that do not directly manufacture or trade chemicals but use chemical substances in their products, such as cosmetics, medical devices, EEE or industrial applications, may also be impacted if their suppliers have not taken necessary action.  The alert from the firm summarises how chemicals will be regulated as of 1 January in the UK and what businesses need to do — as a matter of urgency — if they have existing REACH registrations or if they intend to continue selling chemicals in the UK.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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