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News Archive » The REACH regulations, closer to tunisian and egyptian companies

The REACH regulations, closer to tunisian and egyptian companies

23rd November 2009 | Updated: 13th January 2010

On the 1st and 20th of October, the CP/RAC carried out two seminars in Tunis and Egypt respectively, in order to inform about the European legislation REACH to companies and institutions of both countries. Both meetings brought positive results that motivated the Centre to repeat them in other Mediterranean countries.

In October, Egyptian and Tunisian companies received training on the application of the European regulations REACH, the objective of which is the evaluation of chemical substances. The first seminar that dealt with this issue was celebrated in Tunis on October 1st, and was repeated in Cairo 19 days later.

The goal of these seminars is to show the Administration of the contry, the chambers of commerce and business associations, as well as the companies directly, the challenges and opportunities that the REACH regulations propose to their companies and especially in the trade with the European Union. The seminars have a practical character and show the various aspects of these regulations.

In order to reach a more technical character, the CP/RAC counts on the participation of an expert consultant in REACH and with experience in its application. Moreover, as an illustration with examples, the presence of Comercial Química Massó in Egypt was key to learn from their experience with the application of the regulations. In the case of Egypt, also a local company shared its experience through a pleasant presentation supported by audiovisual means.  

Within 5 hours, the CP/RAC succeeded to introduce the regulations through these seminars, as well as to inform about how it works and raise the companie’s interest, taking into account both their specific needs to sell their products in the European Union and the implementing of the regulations by the public organisations.


REACH is the new legislation of the European Union (EU) relating to chemical products and their safe use. Its main aim is the registration, the evaluation and the authorisation of substances and chemicals (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). REACH substitutes numerous EU laws on environment and security, but does not replace specific sectorial legislations (as for instance, cosmetics and detergents).


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