REACH to enter into force on 1 June 2007

After approval in the European Parliament on 13 December and the Council of Minister on 18 December 2006, the two legislative bodies of the European Union, the new EU Chemicals policy REACH will enter into force on 1 June 2007. The regulation was published in the EU official journal on 30 December 2006 and will be directly applied in the 27 EU member states, replacing some 40 existing EU directives and regulations on chemicals.