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April 3, 2014

The Acta Group and SHES Chemical Consulting of South Korea Form Global Alliance

The ACTA Group

The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), a regulatory consulting firm with offices in the U.S., UK, and China, and Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea announced today the formation of a new strategic alliance. By joining Acta’s exceptional capabilities in China, Europe, and the Americas with SHES’ broad experience in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and South Asia, the Acta-SHES alliance offers clients expanded, seamless access to a comprehensive global team of skilled chemical regulatory experts. With interest in The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) growing as the January 1, 2015, effective date approaches, the alliance also provides international clients unparalleled access to experienced boots on the ground in South Korea.

Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson stated that the alliance reflects Acta’s carefully calibrated strategic growth in key global jurisdictions to “ensure our clients have access to highly skilled local chemical experts familiar with regulatory practices, customs, and government agencies in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and elsewhere across South Asia.”

SHES Director Yongsoon Park commented: “The alliance will be the foundation for SHES to provide more organic and integrated global services to our clients. Based on the expertise of both companies, we will be able to maximize synergies to help our many multinational clients achieve and maintain compliance in the most expedient and cost-conscious manner as the global landscape of chemical control evolves.”

From offices in Washington, D.C., the UK, and China, Acta supports clients’ products by providing a full range of international support for the process of marketing chemicals, biocides, products of biotechnology, biomass, nanotechnology, and medical devices, with an emphasis on North and South America, Europe, and China. Acta is the consulting affiliate of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. From its base in Seoul, SHES has expertise in international regulatory compliance matters with an emphasis on South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and South Asia.

Together, the Acta-SHES alliance will provide clients with ever greater capabilities to ensure the development and maintenance of global strategic resources on a wide range of services, including: chemical risk assessment and analysis, including dossier, chemical safety report, and chemical safety assessment preparation; product registration/notification and related support services, including Agent (Only Representative) services, Third Party Representative services, Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) representation, consortia representation, hazard classification, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring support; and supply chain communication support.

Contact Heidi Brown Lewis, or Yongsoon Park at +82-2-719-0100 or for more information.