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  • Four new substances added to the Candidate List

    July 17, 2019

    The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 201 substances.   ECHA has added four new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disruption and a combination of other properties of concern. The latter...

  • Cefic launches Action Plan to help REACH registrants review chemical safety data

    June 27, 2019

    In June 2019 the European chemical industry launched an unprecedented action to proactively and systematically review and update data in previously submitted REACH registration dossiers. This initiative comes in response to the recent conclusion by the European Chemicals Agency that many REACH registration dossiers require...

  • ECHA to scrutinise all REACH registrations by 2027

    June 27, 2019

    ECHA will start to evaluate 20 % of registration dossiers in each tonnage band to improve the compliance of REACH registrations. This will mean approximately 30 % of all registered chemicals will be checked.  The Commission will propose an amendment to REACH to raise the...

  • EU to quadruple REACH compliance checks

    June 14, 2019

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says it intends to quadruple the number of checks it undertakes on the registrations of thousands of chemical substances used in the bloc. The move is part of an effort to improve compliance with the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and...

  • Registered substances mapped for regulatory action

    May 15, 2019

    The first report of the Integrated Regulatory Strategy presents a mapping of the universe of registered substances that are on the EU market. This information helps authorities to identify, plan and monitor the progress on identifying and regulating substances of concern. The report visualises the...

  • Brexit: REACH registration transfers exceed 5,000

    April 29, 2019

    Over 5,000 UK-based companies have now initiated transfers of their REACH registration transfers to EU27 entities ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit scenario. According to the latest figures from Echa, 5,200 companies took the initiative using the agency’s Brexit window, which will stay open "subject...

  • ECHA releases new submission portal for poison centres

    April 24, 2019

    ECHA has released a new portal that allows companies to prepare and submit information on hazardous mixtures that can be used by poison centres. ECHA’s submission portal for poison centres is a secure, online way to centrally manage notifications – creating, submitting and following their...

  • Companies recommended to transfer registrations before the UK’s withdrawal

    April 5, 2019

    ECHA continues to recommend companies to prepare for the UK withdrawal without a transition period, now expected to take effect on 13 April 2019, at 00:00 hours CET (i.e. 12 April 2019, 11 p.m. UK time).   Companies are reminded to initiate the transfer of...

  • Member States will evaluate 31 substances in 2019

    March 25, 2019

    ECHA has adopted the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation, with 100 substances listed to be evaluated in 2019-2021. Registrants of the listed substances are encouraged to keep their registrations up to date and to contact the evaluating Member States. 19 Member...

  • REACH data compliance needs to improve

    February 28, 2019

    ECHA has published its annual evaluation report, delivering updated statistics on evaluated substances and registration dossiers, and giving advice to registrants on how to improve the information they provide on chemicals. In 2018, ECHA checked the compliance of 286 registrations, most of which focused on...