Sief Agreement

Reach Tin Metal Consortium aims to facilitate data and cost sharing for REACH recording purposes. It is a voluntary consortium open to any operator and not limited to ItRI members. The full agreement contains conditions and costs for membership, the extent of the work, the role of partners and issues related to confidentiality and competition law. It should be noted that neither the REACH text nor the European Commission sets rules for the formation of consortia, but that the industry is supposed to ensure that all conditions are compatible with competition law; For this reason, a consortium agreement is considered essential. The terms of the consortium are not related to the implementation of the FORUM ON INFORMATION (FSR), which is defined by the REACH regulation. The firm Von Lawyer Keller – Heckman LLP is the custodian of the contract. For more information on the consortium or accreditation, please contact Herb Estreicher: estreicher@khlaw.com We ask you to sign the SIEF contract by February 1, 2018 if you intend to register in 2018. If your company has a filing deadline for 2018 but would like to register earlier, please contact estreicher@khlaw.com immediately to discuss the agreements. What is a consortium? A consortium is an effective form of cooperation between potential registrants of a substance or group of substances to meet REACH requirements in a timely manner, with the consortium agreement providing a legal framework for safeguarding the essential business interests of participating companies. The consortium agreement has been signed since the beginning of October 2007. Individual companies remain responsible for assessing their responsibilities and enforcing the registration.

REACH does not legally recognize a consortium agreement. The consortium is useful for lead filers because it can help them minimize costs when they need to provide data on the substances to be registered. Member Registrant may also have toxicological, ecotoxicological and physical-chemical data that the lead declarant does not have. It will then be able to purchase this data and use it in accordance with the data sharing agreement that must be signed by all filers. This document explains the procedure that companies must follow if they have submitted “individually” and now wish to update their records in order to be part of a joint filing. The integration of an FSR is mandatory for all fabric developers in order to exchange data. While participation in a consortium may be useful for some filers (Lead Registrants), it is not mandatory. See the article on the difference between members` registrars and lead filers. If the members of the SIEF decide to formally adopt common rules, a consortium is formed: it is therefore a voluntary act that is not mandatory. The approach can be initiated directly by a member of the SIEF or with the help of a third party. The main objective of a consortium is to facilitate the exchange of data when many companies have data of interest within an RSF.

Members of an RSF may also use a consortium to provide, for example, the legal protection of their interests.