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Vol. 18, No. 5 – SCC Newsletter – Special issue on Brexit

Date: 29 November 2018

BREXIT: IMPACT ON THE REGISTRATION OF CHEMICALS IN THE EU AND THE UK

This special edition of the SCC Newsletter entirely focuses on the Brexit and its massive and manifold impact on the registration of chemicals in the EU and the UK and also on the impact on Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP) in both markets.

The newsletter extracts and summarizes the available guidance materials in the public domain and gives actionable recommendations for the different actors and stakeholders in the supply chains for chemical substances, mixtures and products.

If you want to discuss your company's specific Brexit-related issues and concerns, we invite you to please contact us at your earliest convenience.

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UK releases guidance on chemicals regulation in case of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Date: 17 October 2018

In view of the approaching Brexit in March 2019 the United Kingdom published in October 2018 technical notices as guidance in case UK leaves the EU without an agreement (‘no deal’ scenario). Although negotiations with the EU are ongoing, UK intends to ensure therewith to be prepared for all eventualities from day 1 after Brexit.

These published technical notices cover the following topics:


Implications of Brexit for fertilisers

Date: 27 September 2018

On Sep 25th the European Commission published a new notice to stakeholders on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of fertilisers.

In general, the EU rules for EC fertilisers, that is Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 relating to fertilisers, will no longer apply in the United Kingdom after Brexit which will affect imports and exports of fertilisers in various ways. In regards to the responsibilities for importers of fertilisers, the notice to stakeholders highlights that due to this, ‘a manufacturer established in the United Kingdom will no longer be an economic operator established in the EU [as required for EC fertilisers]. As a consequence, an economic operator established in the EU-27 and placing EC fertilisers coming from the United Kingdom on the EU-27 market, until then considered as a distributor, will become an EU importer in relation to such products. This operator will therefore have to comply with the respective obligations for manufacturers’.

Further information and updates are available on the EU Commission website.