Dr. Carlos Miguel Fazendeiro

Managing Director - ONLY CORE CHEM, UNIP. LDA

Presentation Title : Brexit impact on Chemicals Legislation compliance

Abstract : The withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) will take effect from 30 March 2019. For chemical companies established in the UK, the EU chemicals legislation, which includes REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC, will no longer apply if the chemical substances, mixtures or articles, biocidal products or active substances are placed on the market only in the UK. However, in such scenario chemical manufacturers and formulators should also follow the development of the UK legislation, as the UK intends to make the EU legislation valid within the UK (at least temporarily) after the withdrawal and thus companies may benefit from a transition period. If the business is in any way connected to the remaining 27 EU Member States or the EEA countries, UK chemical companies will have to prepare for changes. Main changes include: REACH Regulation ‘ existing registrations will no longer be valid, it will be necessary to appoint na Only Representative located in the EU, formulators need to be careful with their supply chains and use valid registered substances in their mixtures; CLP Regulation ‘ the upcoming Harmonized Poison Centres Notifications where formulators of chemicals classified as hazardous will need to appoint a Representative located in the EU to avoid disclosing their complete formulations to EU customers; BPR Regulation ‘ manufacturers of active substances will need to appoint an EU Representative.

Bio : With a Master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry and over 10 years’ international experience in Regulatory Affairs and Compliance mainly with EU Chemicals Legislation (REACH, CLP and Biocides Regulations) both in Industry and Consultancy Carlos Miguel Fazendeiro has been supporting Chemical companies in the EU and Worldwide to successfully comply with Chemicals Legislation allowing the legal continuation on the market, entering new markets expanding their businesses and achieving commercial advantage. Currently Managing Director at OnlyCoreChem providing global solutions for the Chemical Industry in the fields of Consultancy, Auditing and Training on Chemicals Legislation including Only Representative services as well as Events, Recruitment and Executive Search.