Several days ago, India released the fifth draft of the Chemicals Management and Safety Rules which is commonly referred to as “India REACH”. This draft is believed to be the final draft despite assurances that the third and fourth drafts were final. The fourth draft that was issued in March 2020. The fifth draft will be notified to the WTO (World Trade Organization) shortly for a 60-day consultation period and then take effect in early 2021. The draft rules will apply to all substances, mixtures, and intermediates that are manufactured, imported, placed into India or intended to be placed in India’s territory.
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Posted on 12 October 2020