Geert Dancet, Executive Director of ECHA, to deliver the keynote speech at the IQTC and Chementors seminar in Guangzhou on 30 June 2017.

Executive Director Geert Dancet and International Affairs Officer Petteri Mäkelä from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be visiting the seminar organised by Chementors and Quarantine Technology Center (IQTC) in Guangzhou on 30 June 2017.

China is a notable producer of toys, jewellery, clothing and other goods. However, many Chinese businesses are unfamiliar with tightening EU regulations. In order to address this, the seminar aims to increase awareness and provide an opportunity to discuss issues before potential problems arise. In addition to this, the seminar will focus on the REACH regulation, which is set to introduce significant changes to the importing of chemical industry raw materials and mixtures, such as cosmetics, detergents and paints.

In his keynote speech on the morning of the seminar, Dancet will talk to the Chinese audience about the REACH registration deadline, which is on 31 May 2018. After this, Mäkelä will tell the audience about substances in goods and the market control and regulation of Europe. Meanwhile, Jani Määttä from Chementors Ltd will share practical tips and instructions on how to enter the European market smoothly and efficiently, while avoiding problems and unnecessary work. Chementors’ aim is to urge the audience to act as quickly as possible.

The afternoon portion of the seminar will include discussions on a variety of topics, such as recent legislative issues in China, as well as the amendment of the EU Toy Safety Directive. The full-day seminar will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center in Guangzhou on Friday, 30 June 2017.