Distributing Products Globally:
Tips for Thriving in the Complicated Regulatory Landscape

As more jurisdictions regulate the presence of chemical substances in commercial products (including articles), producers face a mounting challenge to keep abreast of requirements, including those programs that mandate alternatives assessments for products containing certain chemicals. In the EU, REACH requires an alternatives assessment when authorizing “substances of very high concern” (SVHCs) for use in the marketplace. Globally, similar programs are coming online.  In the US, amendments to TSCA will enhance the role that alternatives assessments will play in regulatory decision making, while the State of California has recently released its own guidance on alternatives assessment requirements for priority products. No less important, particularly where brand reputation is valued, consumer concerns about “hazardous chemicals” continue to drive companies to substitute alternatives for certain substances. Retailers are responding by compelling suppliers to offer so-called “safer” products.

Global product managers, regulatory affairs groups and product development teams face a dynamic landscape that requires managing emerging issues and navigating unknown pitfalls — the call for alternatives assessments only adds further layers of responsibility and analyses. Join us for this important webinar where we will address the complexities and provide specific strategies for the multiple processes. Our panel will address:

  • The latest requirements for alternatives assessments in the EU
  • Changes occurring to existing US laws including the growing number of US state programs which require assessments, such as California’s Green Chemistry Initiative
  • Important news about methodologies for assessments
  • Impacts for manufacturers and retailers
  • Practical tips for alternatives assessments and important “dos” and “don’ts”


  • Sue Bullock, Principal, Ramboll Environ
  • Larry Culleen, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington DC Office
  • Bob DeMott, Ph.D., Principal, Ramboll Environ
  • Tom Fox, Counsel, Arnold & Porter, London Office
  • Peggy Otum, Partner, Arnold & Porter, San Francisco Office

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. GMT

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1.5 hours CA and NY MCLE credit is pending.
CLE credit for other jurisdictions is also pending.


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