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REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances – EC1907/2006) is a regulation implemented by the European Union to protect human health and the environment by restricting the manufacturing and importing of hazardous chemical substances.
REACH is a complex law that came into force in June 2007, with a multi-phased implementation approach spanning over an 11 year period of time. The chart below outlines the REACH Regulation timeline:
|Date||REACH Deadline Requirements|
|1 June 2007||REACH came into force|
|1 June 2008|
|30 November 2008||Pre-registration for “phase-in” substances ends|
Note: If not pre-registered, all chemicals are considered new
|1 Dec 2008||Registration for existing substances (that have not been pre-registered) starts|
|1 Jan 2009|
|1 Dec 2010||Deadline for pre-registered “phase-in” substances registration when supplied at:
|1 June 2013||Deadline for registration of phase-in substances > 100 tonnes/annum|
|1 June 2018||Deadline for registration of phase-in substances > 1 tonne/annum|
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