UK REACH Service

Aug. 17th, 2020
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BREXIT milestones

  • 23 June 2016: UK votes to leave the EU
  • 29 March 2017: UK’s notification of Article 50 triggers the Brexit process; start of 2 year negotiation period
  • 21 March 2019: the EU agreed with BREXIT extensions and provided 2 options
  • 10 April 2019: Emergency EU summit decides on a UK flexible extension until 31 October 2019
  • 17 October 2019: A new consensus reached between EU and UK
  • 28 October 2019: EU agrees to extend UK withdrawal until 31 January 2020
  • 12 December 2019: UK calls for an early election
  • 29 January 2020: Agreement passed by the EU
  • 31 January 2020: Brexit day. Transition period begins
  • 2 March 2020: Beginning of negotiations
  • 31 December 2020: UK officially left the EU

UK REACH introduction

UK REACH, the UK’s independent chemicals regulatory framework, starts on 1 January 2021. Anyone making, selling or distributing chemicals in the UK needs to follow UK REACH rules. The overall framework, registration process and requirements of UK REACH will mostly align with the current EU REACH:

  • Registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals. A manufacturer or importer of a substance, either on its own or in one or more mixture(s), in quantities of one tonne or more per year shall submit a registration to the Agency;
  • Online submission system: Comply with UK REACH;
  • Inquiry submission rather than pre-registration or late-pre-registration;
  • Fees and charges are based on the 2017 ECHA fee standard.

Roles, options and action

①UK-based EU REACH registration holder

For UK REACH:

All registrants will be grandfathered into the UK REACH. The registrant must submit the registration information of the EU to the Agency by 30 April 2021. The Agency must assign a registration number to the substance concerned. All of the other information must be submitted to HSE within 300 days of the end of the transition period plus either 2, 4 or 6 years depending on the tonnage and hazard profile of the substance being registered. No fee is payable from HSE.

For EU REACH:

  • transfer your registration(s) to an EU-based entity (e.g. affiliate or Only Representative) before transition period ends;
  • ensure your EU importers comply with EU REACH.

②EU-based EU REACH registration holder

For UK REACH:

The UK importer or the UK OR will submit a “notification” by 27 October 2021 to the UK Agency. A new registration must then be submitted to the HSE within 2, 4 or 6 years of 28 October 2021.

For EU REACH:

No action needed.

③ Non-EU/EEA (non-UK) manufacturer or formulator, covered by a UK OR

For UK REACH:

All registrants will be grandfathered into the UK REACH

For EU REACH:

Registrations must be transferred to a new EU OR

④ Non-EU/EEA (non-UK) manufacturer or formulator, covered by an EU OR

For UK REACH:

  • Appoint a UK OR or;
  • Encourage UK importer to take care of UK REACH.

For EU REACH:

No action needed.

⑤ UK-based downstream user or distributor, importing EU REACH registered substances from EU

In case the non-UK manufacturer( or formulator) has not appointed a UK REACH OR, the UK importer will have to comply with UK REACH importer requirements, by submitting a “notification”  by 27 October 2021 to the UK Agency.

⑥EU business relying on REACH registrations from UK suppliers

Will become importers under EU REACH, subject to registration requirements unless they are covered by EU ORs appointed from UK companies.

Deadlines for the full submission of data

Deadline post 28 October 2021 Tonnage Hazardous property
2 years from 28 October 2021 1000 tonnes or more per year ·       Carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMRs) – 1 tonne or more per year

·       Very toxic to aquatic organisms (acute or chronic) – 100 tonnes or more per year

·       Candidate list substances (as at 31 December 2020)

4 years from 28 October 2021 100 tonnes or more per year Candidate list substances (as at 27 October 2023)
6 years from 28 October 2021 1 tonne or more per year

Our Service

  • OR transfer service when UK REACH comes into force
  • UK REACH “DUIN” notification
  • UK REACH inquiry
  • UK REACH registration
  • Technical support

What Makes Us Different

  • REACH24H Consulting (UK) Ltd.
  • The experience accumulated over the years in the management of thousands of EU REACH registration cases
  • Risk assessment experience and ample laboratory resources
  • The strong technical team composed of professional-background technicians in chemical engineering, biology, environment, etc.

Contact Us

Tel: 0571-87007555

Email: customer@reach24h.com