New guides to REACH registration

24th November 2015

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Charles Urbaniak

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum has produced new guidance on the REACH 2018 registration deadline and a revised guide on REACH authorisation.

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum has produced new guidance on the REACH 2018 registration deadline and a revised guide on REACH authorisation. From 31 May 2018, companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe in annual volumes of between one and 100 tonnes will have to register the substance with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

They can do so independently or jointly with other firms. The new guidance aims to raise awareness of the deadline and to help companies consider what they have to do, in particular to prepare and submit dossiers to the ECHA. It will also provide advice for downstream users that need to assess the potential for disruption of their supply chains if substances on which depend are not registered.

Authorisation is one of the REACH processes for managing the risks of particular hazardous substances and promoting their replacement with others that are safer. The updated authorisation guide aims to assist SMEs and downstream users, in particular, by providing practical advice on the authorisation process. Both guides are available at

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