The EC REACH Regulation and contractual supply obligations

Harris, B.E., 2010. The EC REACH Regulation and contractual supply obligations. Journal of Business Law (5), pp. 394-419. ISSN 0021-9460

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REACH, as an EC legislative instrument in the form of a community regulation, is directly applicable in the national domestic laws of each of the 30 states in the European Economic Area (EEA). REACH now takes effect within the context of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and the Treaty on European Union (TEU), both of which entered into force under the Treaty of Lisbon on December 1, 2009 and replace, as from that date, the prior governing Treaties of the European Union (EU). REACH prohibits the placing of registrable substances, on their own, or in preparations or articles, on the market in the EEA unless they have been registered and, when required, their use authorised in accordance with REACH. It also places obligations on sellers and buyers of such substances (or of preparations--and in certain circumstances even articles containing them) to pass product, risk and use information both up and down the supply chain and also to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which is effectively responsible for managing the registration, authorisation and restriction process across the EEA and for co-ordinating the implementation of REACH by the EEA states. REACH has the capacity to have direct effects on the rights and duties of parties buying and selling within, and into, the EEA.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Business Law
Creators: Harris, B.E.
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2010
Number: 5
ISSN: 0021-9460
Rights: Permission is for Nottingham Trent University’s Institutional Repository only. Any further use (including storage, transmission or reproduction by electronic means) shall be the subject of a separate application for permission.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:34

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