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Metinvest’s Products are REACH Registered

6 December 2010 // Press service Metinvest Group

Metinvest has successfully completed the registration of all its products under European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006, REACH).

The products of Metinvest Group enterprises have passed the REACH registration procedure and obtained in late November registration numbers for all the dossiers submitted earlier to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), having secured thereafter the unimpeded supplies of Metinvest’s products to users in the European Economic Area (EEA) after November 30, 2010.

Following the requirements of REACH and its amendments (Commission Regulation No. 453/2010) the Safety Data Shits (SDS) have been compiled in accordance to the new European format, the SDS database is being created that will enable users to access the SDS’s through the corporate web-site of Metinvest Group.

Along with REACH Metinvest is actively implementing the requirements of European Regulation No 1272/2010 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) according to which all the substances and mixtures to be shipped to the EU and subject to REACH registration in 2013 and 2018 must have undergone notification in ECHA by January 3rd, 2011.

Metinvest enterprises have the reputation of being among the top-ranked suppliers to the EU market with the products that are widely used in various industries of European countries. European segment of the market is of priority for the company’s development what makes the strict following the procedures and regulations existing in this market be of a strategic importance for Metinvest.

Editors’ notes:

The REACH Regulation creates a special transition regime for phase-in substances that envisages the 3 extended registration deadlines depending on the intrinsic properties and tonnage of the substances which have been pre-registered. 30 November 2010 - for the phase-in substances imported in quantities of 1,000 tonnes or more per year. 31 may 2013 phase-in substances manufactured in the EC or imported in quantities of 100 tonnes or more per year per manufacturer in the Community or importer at least once after 1 June 2007. 31 May 2018 – phase-in substances manufactured in the Community or imported in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year per manufacturer or per importer at least once after 1 June 2007.

Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies, Production facilities of Metinvest Group enterprises allow both to satisfy own demand for raw materials, liquid steel and semi-finished products and to be key supplier for major Ukrainian and European companies as well as Asian companies, The shareholders of Metinvest Group are SCM Group (75%) and Smart Holding (25%) that take part in management of Metinvest Group on partnership basis.

Metinvest Holding is the managing company of Metinvest Group.