General Assembly Meeting Thursday, May 5th 10:00 – 13:00

General Assembly Meeting - 2022

Highlights from the General Assembly Meeting

The 2022 General Assembly meeting which took place virtually on May 5th discussed general issues related to the smooth running of the consortium as well as possible threats emanating from ECHA/the Commission by way of potential Restrictions/Authorisation related to the use of several Mn substances within the EU amongst other things.

The meeting saw the following decisions taken

The GA agreed a on methodology to redistribute income from Non-EU REACH data sales. MARA’s assets in the form of study reports are being sold for the purposes of Non-EU regulatory compliance in the hope of sharing knowledge on the toxicity profile of Mn-based substances in view of a worldwide harmonising the classification. The GA agreed that if the entire industry use the same data – then industry will settle for the same classification.

MARA’s Office: The GA discussed the need of an actual office versus a virtual office from a financial standpoint. Considering that work was still effective during the pandemic lockdown, it was clear that a virtual office will reduce cost without affecting the quality of work carried out by the Consortium. To this end, the GA approved for MARA to seek advice from the French authorities on the possibility of a Not-for-profit organisation to be domicile virtually.

Harmonised Categorization of Slags across the EU: The GA approved a way to fund this special project. The project which considers the present regulatory constraints on the use or disposal of slags across the EU to be non-harmonised is aimed at creating a level playing field guided by a harmonised regulatory standpoint for all players within the EU. The project intends to use a robust socio-economic analysis and lobbying of the authorities to achieve its goes.

Korean-Reach - LoA

Korean-Reach - LoA

The Manganese Consortium is working closely with consulting company Chemtopia

to address all inorganic Manganese-based related data-sharing issues under


Chemtopia is an International consulting firm that supports a wide variety of clients

achieve business objectives particularly but not limited to registration of

chemicals/related products to ensure compliance within different markets - EU, North

American and Asian 

Chemtopia’s over 30 years’ experience and reliability has seen them act as advisers

to the Korean State and other competent authorities as well as international


For more information related to Korean-REACH registration of inorganic manganese-

based substances contact

Email :

Tel: +82 2 826 9100


망간 컨소시엄은 한국 컨설팅 업체인 켐토피아와 협력하여 K-REACH 등록에 필요한 모든 망간

데이터를 공유하고 있습니다.

켐토피아는 국제 컨설팅 업체로 유럽, 북미, 그리고 아시아를 포함한 다양한 고객이 국가별 규제를

준수할 수 있도록 화학물질/관련 제품의 등록, 등과 같은 서비스를 지원합니다.

켐토피아의 30년 이상의 경험과 신뢰성은 한국의 유관기관 및 기타 국제기구의 자문단 역할을

수행하고 있습니다. 화평법 등록시 필요한 망간 데이터 구매에 대한 자세한 정보는 아래 연락처를 통해

문의해 주시기 바랍니다.


Tel: +82 2 826 9100





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