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In response to an appeal to reduce the financial burden facing SMEs due to EU REACH registration the ECHA has already undertaken a series of measures as the May 31st registration deadline approaches. This March 20th , ECHA has issued the amended proposal on fee regulation (EC) No 340/2008. Meanwhile, from March 20, ECHA has begun to update REACH-IT in order to make it consistent with adjustment of administrative fee of REACH registration. On ten o'clock 22th of March, REACH-it has been on the run again.


The European Union has on January 11th 2013 notified the WTO on the amended proposal which is due for enactmentin March 2013. The primary changes  focus around on the categorization and delineation of micro, small and medium sized enterprises and the associated financial benefits inherent for classification as an SME. For large-scale corporations the fee has increased, while for SMEs it has reduced. In addition, the fee incurred for each disparate tonnage band, other updates, privacy, PPORD notification, PPORD extension has increased correspondingly while for SMEs, it has reduced in turn. The following chart shows the specifics of the new adjustments.

On March 1, 2013, ECHA published a notice, reminding registrants to contact ECHA for solutions to problemsprior to the approaching submission deadline on May 31st 2013.If confronted withextenuating circumstances or situations that delay submission of registration dossiers the ECHA reminds registrants to seek its support immediately.


The first registration deadline in 2010 highlighted a number of special situations that could delay timely submission. According to a report conducted by the Directors Contact group (DCG) of ECHA, European Commission, ECHA and six European industry associations found and confirmed some special situations under which problems did not come from registrants themselves, but were caused by some other factors that lead to untimely submission of complete registration dossier before registration deadline.



As the second REACH registration deadline fast approaches, some registrants are now dealing with the similar problems and may be unable to submit the complete REACH registration dossier in due time. The DCG of ECHA has confirmed this situation and ECHA has made a public announcement to provide help to companies under such special situations.


According to DCG, there are in total four special situations when the timely submission of registration dossier cannot be met:

>> Registrant unable to provide data required in Annex VII and Annex VIII in EU REACH regulation, or importer of mixture unable to obtain substance composition and analysis data from his supplier;

>> Unable to submit pre-registration dossier because of legal entity conversion;

>> LR fails to submit complete REACH registration dossier before due;

>> Downstream user has to assume the obligation from supplier as the imported substance has never been registered by any EU suppliers before.


In ECHA’s website DCG, detailed explanations of these circumstances have been expounded. In addition it emphasizes the compulsory information requirements for submissionand the potential consequences for omission of obligatory information.In the meantime, registrants facing these circumstances seeking more detailed explanations should contact the ECHA or DCG immediately.


ECHA also says registrants who fit these criteria should contact the ECHA and provide a detailed justification for potential delaysandthe compliance steps already in place.. The take home message is to report any problems immediately to the ECHA wait for their evaluation and advice and then act on the advice in a timely fashion.





By the end of 2012, Hannah Zhuang the regulatory specialist took a seven-day travel across Germany and Switzerland to bring local companies with the latest trend and updates on Chinese chemical regulation. One of the most important schedules was to attend the users’ conference of PES-Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, the SDS authoring software company. Hannah was invited to give a speech regarding Chinese regulations at the conference. 140 people in total attended the conference with all of them representatives from local German companies or those from neighboring countries. Hannah’s speech was aiming at providing compliance advices from the perspective of German companies.



Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with your colleagues and to create new lasting relationships!

From February 25th to 27th this year, REACH24H attended the once-in-a-year GlobalChem Conference. The conference co-hosted by American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) laid as usual one of its footholds on China-based chemical regulations this year, and invited regulatory affairs specialist of equivalent regulations, Mr. Mai Fung from REACH24H, to address topics covering several of those most heated regulatory setbacks in recent years China.

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The background

The China New Chemical Substance Notification (China Reach), ever since it was launched, has been increasingly stringent on the testing data provided in the notification dossiers. It is frequently learned from many cases where the notifiers themselves confused with the certain data requirements according to the regulation, which has different levels towards different tonnage band of chemicals. For most notifiers, particularly those from outside China, the data collection has inevitably posed a big threat for continued manufacture or exportation. The problem is enlarged as the regulation is now taken more seriously by the authority and in essence caused by the lack of knowledge and tidings ever generated from the law enforcement body—CRC-MEP.


By this early November a new strategic partnership was signed between REACH24H—the China-based chemical regulatory expert, and Chemspec—one major brand of famous UK-based Quartz Business Media, specializing in the fine and speciality chemicals market.




The newly established cooperation lays the foundation on mutual benefit and certain cooperative projects have been underway, which will soon be carried out later this year.


As one of the most prestigious workshops in the chemical & petrochemical industry, the 4th International Chemical Regulation REACH Workshop has been successfully held on November 29-30, 2012 in Hangzhou, China. This annual REACH Workshop has emerged over the last 3 years as a uniquely valuable chemical industry meeting.  The workshop brings together the most senior experts from government, worldwide chemical industrial organizations and global chemical companies.

ECHA updates Candidate List with 13 new SVHCs; SVHC notification for these substances is due by 17 December 2012


19 June 2012


With the identification of 13 new SVHCs announced by ECHA on 18 June, the REACH Candidate List now contains 84 substances. All of them are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR). Producers and importers of articles containing any of the 13 substances will have 6 months from the release date to notify ECHA by 17 December 2012, if both of the following conditions apply:

More information on chemical substances usually found in SDS will be made publicly available on ECHA's website from autumn 2012


8 June 2012


From ECHA's news press - ECHA has published yesterday a Q&A document to provide details in advance on the dissemination and new confidentiality claims of such information in IUCLID 5.4, and encourages registrants to familiarise themselves with the upcoming changes.

ECHA has created an easier way for downstream users to report their uses to the Agency


6 June 2012


In certain cases downstream users need to report to ECHA if their uses of a registered substance are not covered by the exposure scenario provided by their supplier.

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