European Investment Bank (EIB) loans available for helping SME's cope with costs of REACH Registrations

DEFRA's REACH team have confirmed that funds from the EIB's €30bn allocation to assist SMEs weather the present financial storm can be used to help meet REACH related costs. A meeting of the Chemicals Stakeholder Forum on 27 October was told by a DEFRA official that at the last meeting of the board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), European Commission representatives said they had asked the EIB if REACH costs were eligible, and received the answer that they were.
Further information about the €30bn funding for SMEs is available here