Morning, Tuesday, 28th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
The conference is bringing stakeholders together with key policymakers following the expected launch of a consultation on the UK Chemicals Strategy.
They will assess key challenges for sector development and growth - including issues for the supply chain - in the context of priorities such as decarbonisation, future-proofing, frictionless trade, regulatory consistency and access to a skilled workforce.
We also expect discussion on how the Strategy can support innovation in the sector whilst maintaining effective enforcement - as well as what more can be done to sustainably manage chemical substances and address obstacles to the reusing and recycling of chemical materials.
Delegates will also look ahead to the regulatory landscape post Brexit and what it means for the sector.
With the Government currently providing guidance on future compliance - designed to maintain the effective and safe management of chemicals - and preparation for Brexit eventualities in full swing - including guidance on the need to comply with both EU REACH and UK REACH requirements in the event of No Deal - areas for discussion include:
- health and safety, data collection and sharing;
- future convergence with the EU-REACH regulatory system; and
the potential shape of any future UK system in light of the UK REACH SI and subsequent amendment - which set out the basis for how chemical regulations would work after Brexit.