Programme

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  1. Introduction

    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Global Business Editor, Chemical Watch, UK
  2. Session 1: UK REACH, CLP and the UK Chemicals Strategy
  3. Update on UK REACH

    Julie Mayhew Julie Mayhew
    Senior Policy Adviser, DEFRA, UK
  4. Update on UK CLP

    Caroline Raine Caroline Raine
    Associate Director, NCEC, UK
  5. Views from industry

    • Practical aspects of complying with legislation
    • Lessons learnt so far
    • The longer term outlook – future challenges and opportunities
    Nishma Patel Nishma Patel
    Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
  6. UK REACH: What’s on the horizon? Deadlines and Strategies

    Pietro Di Tondo Pietro Di Tondo
    Regulatory Manager, REACHLaw UK Ltd
  7. NGO perspective

    • Challenges facing UK REACH
    • Next steps and the UK Chemicals Strategy
    Chloe Alexander Chloe Alexander
    Trade Campaigner, CHEM Trust
  8. Q&A

    Julie Mayhew Julie Mayhew
    Senior Policy Adviser, DEFRA, UK
    Hermione Mackelworth Hermione Mackelworth
    Policy Advisor, DEFRA, UK
    Caroline Raine Caroline Raine
    Associate Director, NCEC, UK
    Nishma Patel Nishma Patel
    Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
    Pietro Di Tondo Pietro Di Tondo
    Regulatory Manager, REACHLaw UK Ltd
    Chloe Alexander Chloe Alexander
    Trade Campaigner, CHEM Trust
  9. Short break

  10. UK REACH candidate list, authorisations list, authorisation applications and restrictions list/proposed restrictions

    Darren Abrahams Darren Abrahams
    Partner, Barrister & Avocat, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Belgium
    Hannah Widemann Hannah Widemann
    Associate, Steptoe, Belgium
  11. Downstream user (DU) importer registrations: Are downstream user sectors prepared?

    Jonathan Swindell Jonathan Swindell
    Automotive Task Force-REACH, Lead on UK-REACH issues, ACEA - European Automobile Manufacturers' Association
  12. Enforcement concerns

    • The role of enforcement for a level playing field
    • Data rights: ownership, licensing and enforcement in the GB market
    • Challenging regulatory decisions and ensuring a fair process
    Simon Tilling Simon Tilling
    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, UK
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch and virtual networking

  15. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  16. Session 2: Trade
  17. Current challenges for chemicals distributors

    • International trade challenges
    • Multiple supply chain disruptions
    Dorothee Arns Dorothee Arns
    Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors – Fecc
  18. Current situation for UK chemical supply chains

    • Driver shortages exasperating already critical supply chain issues
    • What does the future hold?
    Tim Doggett Tim Doggett
    Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Business Association (CBA), UK
  19. Q&A

  20. Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU

    • Overview of UK-EU Rules of Origin requirements for chemical products
    • How to comply with Rules of Origin to access zero tariffs in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)
    • End of Rules of Origin and customs easements for UK-EU trade (from 1 January 2022)
    Amy Brooks Amy Brooks
    Rules of Origin and Tariffs Policy Advisor, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
    Ahmed Jama Ahmed Jama
    Rules of Origin and Tariffs Policy Advisor, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  21. Q&A

  22. Session 3: Sector specific regulations
  23. The UK regulatory framework for cosmetics

    • The UK cosmetics industry adapting to the new framework 
    • Changes in regulation bring challenges and opportunities to the whole supply chain
    • Looking at the new legislation, the UK Cosmetic Regulations, and 
    • The process for evaluating the safety of cosmetic ingredients and considerations under the UK REACH
    Nicholas Shaw Núñez Nicholas Shaw Núñez
    Head of International Growth and Regulatory Services, The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA)
  24. Update on UK biocides regulations

    • New legislative Framework for Biocides in the UK
    • The Northern Ireland Protocol and Regulation of Biocides in Northern Ireland
    • Practicalities and procedural changes
    • GB Active substance review and GB Article 95
    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of virtual conference