Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / REACH becomes mandatory for textile & footwear sector
REACH becomes mandatory for textile & footwear sector
Jun '08
The textile and footwear exporters of Pakistan will not be able to ship their products to any of the nation that comes under European Union (EU), unless they are certified by Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

SGS Pakistan had recently organized a seminar on 'Reach Certification' in collaboration with Site Association of Industry (SAI) for making the entrepreneurs aware about the new regulation that will soon come into implementation.

Experts from the related field suggest that, REACH is a new EU chemical regulation that has replaced the existing 40 regulations and directives to create single system that will govern all chemicals utilized in EU. According to this rule, exporters will have to provide specific details of the chemical components they are using in the products.

The aim of REACH is to make the manufacturers aware about risk that comes with the use of harmful chemicals and encourage the entrepreneurs to use alternative methods.

Authorities believe that, all the enterprises that export their manufactured goods to EU should register themselves with REACH and get their products tested and approved. This in turn will help them have hindrance free trade with various countries.

Must ReadView All

Textiles minister Smriti Irani at a press conference with minister of state for textiles, Ajay Tamta, the principal director general (M&C), PIB, AP Frank Noronha and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Special package for knitwear coming soon: Irani

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani said that the government of...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Apparel, footwear use may rise by 63% in 2030: Report

The apparel and footwear consumption is projected to rise by 63 per...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Gap Inc earns $3.4 bn in net sales in Q1 FY17

Gap Inc's net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 were...

Interviews View All

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search