Webinar – Global Chemicals Management: REACHing across borders
11.00 – 12.30 CET, 16 June 2022
REACH – The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals is the key regulation for companies to place their chemical substances onto the European market. Countries like Turkey, China and India that are also important markets for cobalt, are implementing or devising schemes which share more or less similarities with the original EU regulation. The Cobalt Institute’s dedicated Webinar organized on 16 June 2022 will gain insights on these various schemes, discuss similarities and differences between them, and how this influences compliance.
Dr. Eeva Leinala, Principal Administrator for Programmes on Risk Management, Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data, OECD: ‘’It is important to understand the nature of the chemicals market in a country and to be able to address the risks. The OECD has started tracking which countries have in place chemical legislation to give a good overview […] The international community is now negotiating the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. Having a systematic national framework for chemicals management is key!’’
Click here to see Dr. Leinala’s presentation.
India REACH – Gagan KUMAR, Director, REACHLaw India: ‘’India REACH is expected to not be finalized this year as there are certain changes in the government and the implementation in such a big country takes time. Clarification is needed for the data requirement for registration as per tonnage band, Polymers and the authorized representative criteria […] As for the cobalt industry batteries are important; the development of the draft India Battery waste management rules 2020 should be followed.’’
Click here to see Mr Kumar’s presentation.
Turkey REACH – Ali Şenol GÜNDOĞAN, Regulatory Coordinator, TKSD, Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association: “95% of the KKDIK (The Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals – Turkey) is identical to EU REACH! – Small differences can be seen in the registration process, here unless specifically exempted, all chemicals produced or imported one ton or more per year in Turkey must be registered under the KKDIK. The overall purpose of KKDIK is to ensure a high degree of protection of human health and the environment and to increase competition and innovation.”
Click here to see Mr GÜNDOĞAN’s presentation.
China REACH – Anthea ZHOU, REACH and Compliance Specialist, Johnson Matthey: “China REACH performs in a specific way with influence and experience from EU REACH. The Action Plan on New Pollutant Treatment is a program aimed to achieve safety for the environment and human health and China REACH serves as the starting point. What we are hoping is that the expertise from the Cobalt Institute and their experience with cobalt compounds can be a benefit for the Chinese market – We do see opportunities for a collaboration here.’’
Click here to see Ms ZHOU’s presentation.
Panel discussion: Similarities and differences of the national REACH schemes (vs EU REACH) and impacts on compliance: tips & shortcuts
|12.00||Q&A with webinar participants, moderated by Caroline Braibant, Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Cobalt Institute|
Dr. Eeva Leinala, Principal Administrator for Programmes on Risk Management, Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data, OECD
Dr. Eeva Leinala is the Principal Administrator for Programmes on Risk Management, Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Eeva collaborates with OECD member countries and stakeholders to advance approaches for risk reduction of chemicals, including substitution and sustainable chemistry, as well as leading the programme on Good Laboratory Practices and Mutual Acceptance of Data. Previously, Eeva lead the Hazard Assessment Programme at the OECD and prior to the OECD, Eeva worked in the area of chemical management at Health Canada for 12 years. Eeva holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada.
Dr. Ali Şenol GÜNDOĞAN
Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association
Ali Senol Gundogan joined TCMA in 2019 as Regulatory Coordinator managing and coordinating national and/or global regulations related to product safety/chemicals management. Ali S. Gundogan also represents TCMA in various “network of experts” (NoE) technical committees at the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). He holds a PhD degree in organic chemistry from the University of Florida, USA. Before joining TCMA, he worked at EGE Kimya where he gained experiences in technical marketing, regulatory compliance and business development roles.
Global REACH and Compliance
With more than 12 years experiences in chemical industry, Anthea Zhou is taking the position of Global REACH and Compliance Specialist in Johnson Matthey and now based in Shanghai City, China. She received the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering in 2009 and have been serving for multinationals in terms of regulatory compliance, product stewardship since she started my career. She was absorbed in the development trends and impact to the industry throughout the rapid development of chemical management as well as environmental management in China in the past years.
REACHLaw India Private Limited
Gagan is a seasoned professional, working with REACHLaw since 2007 and based in New Delhi, India. He has wide experience in Chemical Regulatory Compliance, International Business Development & Consulting. Offered consultancy to 600+ companies globally in Regulatory Affairs, IT, Purchase, and Marketing with a diversified product matrix. He is also associated with CHEMEXCIL as Technical Consultant on Trade (DGFT) & Regulatory related matters (EU REACH & REACH like regulations in Turkey, Korea, UK, India as Draft Chemicals (Management & Safety) Rules, 20xx, BIS Certificate etc.)