Most countries regulate the chemicals they manufacture, import and use, to protect the environment and the health of animals and people. The specific regulatory frameworks vary with jurisdiction with many based on EU REACH.
Wherever there is a chemical control legislation, we have been active in supporting clients and navigating their chemical through it.
Understanding the unique needs of each global regulation
Most global chemical regulations have similar endpoint and data requirements, but there are specific and nuanced differences. For example, not all jurisdictions accept QSARs in place of in vitro data. Some jurisdictions, like China, insist on having environmental studies conducted locally on local organisms. It can therefore be challenging to work out how to replicate a chemical registration from one jurisdiction to others.
You also need to consider the chemical and regulatory approach. For example: is it pre-supply? Is the focus based on hazard or risk assessment? Or what is the scope of substances included in the regulations (e.g. polymers versus monomers)?