My name is Agnes Botos. I have a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a 2-year post-graduate degree in Environmental Law. Currently I work as a REACH and GHS consultant at GHS-expert Ltd in Hungary.

Since I started my own business in 2008, I have supported more than 70 Hungarian and foreign companies in understanding the REACH and CLP (GHS) regulation and completing the REACH registration in a timely manner. Currently my primary focus is preparing lead and co-registrant REACH registration dossiers for EU and non-EU companies. .

According to my experience I provide support primarily to those REACH responsibles, who do not have enough time to read the extensive REACH regulations and related guidelines in English, have difficulty preparing the Registration Dossiers, communicating in the different SIEFs and as a result are unable to make good strategical decisions related to REACH. My company along with my partners is following all changes related to REACH in order to provide you with up to date information and save your company time and money. My services guarantee 100% compliance with the complicated REACH regulation, which also means avoiding any possible fines and penalties.

Professional experiences:

Prior to starting my own consultancy, I worked for 10 years as an Environmental Health and Safety engineer in the European Central Environment Health and Safety Department of General Electric Company, both in Hungary and the United States.

I track on a daily basis all changes of the REACH and CLP (GHS) regulation, have given lectures in both topics at several professional conferences, and through working together with the companies I experience first hand the practical difficulties in their introduction at both small and large companies.

17-18 July 2012 Jingzhou, China EU-China Trade project, founded by the European Commission Seminar on EU Chemical Regulatory System (REACH and CLP/GHS Directives and Regulations) presenter

Jingzhou, Kína, EU-Kína Kereskedelmi project

Since September 2008, I have been a part-time PhD student at the Central European University, where my dissertation topic is ”Interaction of REACH and TSCA reform ”.

2 March 2012, TSCA Reform: What are the Lessons from Europe’s Early Experience with REACH? The Willard Intercontinental, Washington DC, USA : Our article issued: Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons For U.S. Lawmakers from the European Union’s REACH Program January 2012, 57 pages article, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University,

25-26 March 2010, 2nd Annual REACH in Russia and CIS conference of Marcus Evans Ltd, Budapest, Hungary presenter

Hungarian REACH and CLP conferences:
On the picture Dr. Gyula Körtvélyessy and Ágnes Botos presenters.

Most important trainings:

reach szolgáltatás IUCLID basic and advanced training REACHCentrum,Brussel, Belgium 2009
reach szolgáltatás QSAR Application toolbox basic and advanced training Barcelona, 2011
reach szolgáltatás Chesar tool training European Chemical Agency, Helsinki, Finnland
reach szolgáltatás Lead-registrant training, European Chemical Agency, Helsinki, Finnland 2012

I have a close working relationship with several Hungarian and European REACH experts, who willingly provide their perspective and added expertise for my consultancy.

If you are a REACH responsible, you will find useful information in my homepage and my newsletter, making REACH compliance for your company much simpler.

Ágnes Botos
GHS-expert Ltd.
Managing director