REACH survey reveals 'chaotic' SIEF discussions

At least half of industry groups preparing work to submit joint registration dossiers for identical substances under the EU's REACH chemicals legislation have not adopted guidelines on how they should operate, a UK survey has suggested.

The survey published by UK service provider REACHReady last week, shows the groups, known as SIEFs, are by-passing crucial steps – such as checking whether substances in a SIEF are identical – over fears of missing registration deadlines.

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