REACH & CLP

European Chemical Agency (ECHA)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is an agency of the European Union which manages the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the implementation of the European Union REACH regulation. ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's chemicals legislation. ECHA supports...

Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)

Data sharing under REACH is the core principle to avoid unnecessary testing on animals and reduce registration costs. The REACH Regulation requires companies registering the same substance to share dataand to jointly submit their registration dossier. For phase-in substances, all existing and potential registrants that have...

Late Pre-Registration

Companies starting to manufacture or import a phase-in substance in amounts of one tonne per year or more after 1 December 2008 can submit a late pre-registration and still benefit from the extended registration deadlines. Producers and importers of articles with an intended release of...

PPORD

If a substance is subject to product and process orientated research and development (PPORD), a potential registrant can submit a PPORD notification to ECHA in order to be exempted from the obligation to register....

REACH Inquiry Dossier

The submission of a REACH inquiry dossier is demanded by ECHA in accordance with REACH article 26[8] to determine whether a registration or another inquiry has already been submitted for the same substance so that data sharing mechanisms can apply. In the following cases an inquiry...

SVHC

 A substance of very high concern (SVHC) is a chemical substance (or part of a group of chemical substances) for which it has been proposed that the use within the European Union be subject to authorisation under the REACH Regulation. Listing of a substance as...

How can non-EU companies support their OR to prepare for registrations?

The only representative is responsible for submitting a registration dossier or a pre-registration to take advantage from the extended registration deadlines for phase-in substances. In order to assist the OR under REACH, the "non-EU manufacturer" may wish to make himself aware of the information requirements...

What is the procedure to appoint an Only Representative?

The issue of becoming an only representative is a question of mutual agreement between the "non-EU manufacturer" and the natural or legal person established in the EU who is being appointed as an only representative. "Non-EU manufacturers" need to send a letter confirming this appointment to...

Who can be appointed as an Only Representative?

A non-EEA company (that can appoint an only representative) may, by mutual agreement, appoint a natural or legal person established in the European Economic Area (EEA) to act as his only representative. According to Article 8(2) of REACH this representative shall comply with all obligations...

Who can appoint an Only Representative?

According to Article 8(1) of REACH, a natural or legal person established outside of the EU who manufactures substances (to be used on their own, in mixtures and/or to produce articles), formulates mixtures or produces articles, can nominate an only representative located within the EU...

REACH-IT

REACH-IT is the central IT system that supports Industry, Member State competent authorities and the European Chemicals Agency to securely submit, process and manage data and dossiers. These three parties each have access to specific functions of REACH-IT which they can use to fulfil their...

IUCLID

IUCLID (International Uniform Chemical Information Database) is a software application to capture, store, maintain and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. It is a key software application essential for chemical industry to comply with the REACH legislation. The IUCLID tool will...

Non-phase-in substances

All substances that do not fulfil any of the criteria for phase-in substances are considered as non-phase-in substances. Normally, non-phase-in substances have not been manufactured, placed on the market or used in the EU before 1 June 2008, (unless they were notified under the Dangerous...

Phase-in substances

There is a special transitional regime for substances which were already manufactured or placed on the market before REACH entered into force. Such substances are called phase-in substances. Companies benefit from the transitional regime if they pre-registered their substances by 1 December 2008 (or in certain...