Preparing for Brexit
Ingevity is closely monitoring the development of the U.K.’s anticipated exit from the European Union, commonly referred to as “Brexit.” We have appointed internal working groups representing different functions of the organization to assess potential consequences and identify mitigation plans to reduce any potential impact on our customers.
Ingevity U.S. Only Representative Relationship
Ingevity has a longstanding relationship with ITS Testing Services (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Intertek. Intertek has acted as the only representative in the European Union for Ingevity for many years. In anticipation of Brexit, the registrations held in the U.K. on behalf of Ingevity are being transferred to Intertek Deutschland GmbH in order to provide seamless compliance with Regulation EC 1907/2006 (REACH) within the European Union.
Ingevity U.K. Brexit Preparation
In February 2019, Ingevity acquired the Capa™ caprolactone division of Perstorp Holding AB, which included a manufacturing facility in Warrington, U.K. Should Brexit occur, Ingevity plans to maintain compliance with Regulation EC 1907/2006 (REACH) by appointing Intertek Deutschland GmbH as an only representative to act on Ingevity U.K.’s behalf within the European Union and transfer the existing REACH registrations.
U.K. Chemical Control Law Compliance Post-Brexit
The U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated that REACH registrations located in the U.K. prior to Brexit will be “grandfathered” into the post-Brexit U.K. chemical compliance law, whether they are transferred to a European Union entity for continued compliance with the European Union or not. If Brexit occurs, Ingevity and Intertek will work to notify the existing registrations to the HSE.
Ingevity is committed to working with its suppliers and transportation partners to mitigate any potential delays resulting from interrupted custom clearance processes, if the U.K. were to exit the European Union without a deal. We have taken steps to arrange for additional storage of input materials and finished products in strategic locations to help mitigate potential delays. These steps do not guarantee an uninterrupted supply of product from Ingevity. If you have concerns about upcoming supplies, please contact our customer service group to discuss options specific to your needs.