Joeri Leenaers, BLIC European Association of the Rubber Industry, Belgium
In this paper, you will be given a brief overview of the major requirements of the REACH regulation and how these provisions will affect (downstream) industries. Bearing in mind the potential consequences for our sector, BLIC has been following and contributing to the legal and political process very closely from the start. We have made a detailed analysis of the current proposal and developed proposals for amendments on a number of key points that need to be incorporated in order to make the system more workable for our industry. We have mainly been paying attention to reduce the administrative and financial burdens created by the system without, affecting the aim of the regulation, while seeking to ensure a level playing field between EU and Non-EU manufacturers.