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Are You Ready For REACH? September 22, 2008

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Get Registered for REACH

What is REACH?

REACH is a new EU law on chemicals.  It deals with Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.

Under the new legislation, all chemicals manufactured, sold, used or distributed within the EU must be registered and approved by the European Chemicals Agency.

The new regulations will be phased in over 11 years. However, to benefit from the phase in period, you must pre-register your chemicals by 30 November 2008. If you do not pre-register, you will have to register your substance immediately from 1 December 2008 to continue to market and use them legally.

How could it affect your business?

If you are a manufacturer or importer of chemicals, you must register your chemicals. If you do not pre-register the chemicals you manufacturer or import before 30 November, or register them from 1 December, you will not be able to legally manufacturer or import them.

If you are a user of chemicals, you should talk to your suppliers to ensure that the chemicals you use will still be available. If you use chemicals or preparations containing chemicals in an unusual way, you may need to register this.

What action do you need to take?

Australia Overseas Market Visit December 4, 2007

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Koala bear1-11 March 2008

This market visit is designed to enable exporters to explore opportunities in Australia in all sectors. The itinerary is designed so delegates may choose to alter the official itinerary.

Australia is an affluent society with strong links to the UK, making it a more significant market for UK exports than its comparatively small population of 20 million might suggest.

Australia is the UK’s third largest market for goods in the Asia-Pacific region and the third largest for services and is the UK’s 5th largest market for goods outside the EU. Identified target sectors for the market include:

  • aerospace
  • biotechnology
  • food & drink
  • creative industries
  • IT
  • electronics
  • education & training
  • consumer goods

Liverpool Chamber has a wealth of experience in organising trade delegations to Australia and has led twenty such events. We have additional contacts in the Chamber of Commerce network and other organisations in order to assist with contacts and information for participating companies.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Market Visit benefits include:

  • UK Trade & Investment grant of £750
  • Experienced International Trade Executives providing pre-mission assistance on both a country and sector basis
  • Assistance with contact building and market research
  • Support of a experienced Market Visit Manager throughout the visit
  • Pre-visit briefing and in market briefing from local British Consulate Staff in Sydney
  • Networking reception in Sydney
  • Local advance publicity
  • Security of travelling with a UKTI supported market visit

Compulsory TradeVisit Events

Monday  3rd March 2008

9.00 a.m.  British Consulate (UKTI) – Sydney   –    Briefing Meeting

pm             Networking Reception

Suggested Itinerary

3rd March to 5th March – Sydney

6th March to 8th March – Melbourne

A commitment fee of £175 + VAT is charged at the time of booking. This is a commitment fee for North West companies and will be returned with the funding for this market visit on completion. The fee is a management fee for non eligible companies and companies outside the North West region.

Closing Date for Applications: 28 January 2008

For a full application form please contact Alison Fisher or Maureen Harmston International Trade, LCCI; fax: 0151 236 0121/Tel: 0151 227 1234. Alternatively, e-mail export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk