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  • 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...

  • High-volume plastic additives mapped

    February 22, 2019

    ECHA and industry have mapped a range of high-volume chemicals that are used as additives in plastic. The information will be used by ECHA to identify substances of priority for further assessment. Information on over 400 substances used in the EU as additives in plastics...

  • Six new substances added to the Candidate List

    January 18, 2019

    The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 197 substances. ECHA has added five new substances to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)...

  • Upcoming inspections to check compliance with REACH registration obligations

    January 9, 2019

    Inspectors, working together with customs authorities, have started checking the compliance of importers and manufacturers with REACH registration obligations as part of an EU-wide Forum enforcement project.   The inspections are part of Forum’s seventh coordinated REACH enforcement project (REF-7) involving all 31 EU and...