UK REACH database may not be ready for Brexit

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has told parliament that the IT system underpinning the UK’s post-Brexit regulation of chemicals may not be complete for 29 March

Therese Coffey in REACH SI debate
The Commons approved the draft law despite heavy criticism

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has told parliament that the IT system underpinning the UK’s post-Brexit regulation of chemicals may not be complete for 29 March.

Speaking yesterday evening, ahead of a vote on the statutory instrument (SI) to establish a UK version of the EU’s REACH Regulation, she said that the database is still being tested and that fallback plans may need to be activated.

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