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REACH 2018 Roadmap


ECHA has published its REACH 2018 Roadmap, which outlines the Agency's milestones planned in the run up towards the final REACH registration deadline. The last registration deadline for existing chemicals will be on 31 May 2018. The deadline concerns companies that manufacture or import ...


Six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List and one entry updated


ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the Candidate List, based on the agreement of the Member State Committee and updated an existing entry to address an additional reason for inclusion.Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being ‘Carcinogenic’, ‘Mutagenic’, ‘Toxic ...


REACH: Restrictions are focus of new enforcement project


At their recent plenary meeting the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions. The scope and individual restrictions to be covered will be confirmed in early 2015. Inspections will then take place ...


ECHA's proposal to add new substances to the Authorisation List is now in public consultation


ECHA has launched a public consultation on its draft recommendation of new substances to be included in the Authorisation List. Comments can be submitted by 30 November 2014. In parallel, ECHA facilitates a call by the European Commission on the possible socio-economic consequences of the ...


Cadmium chloride, a phthalate and two boron substances as new SVHCs

The European Chemicals Agency has added four substances to the Candidate List


The European Chemicals Agency has added cadmium chloride, a phthalate and two boron substances to the Candidate List, which now contains 155 substances. Cadmium chloride is a carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction (CMR) substance and is also identified as being of an equivalent concern ...


Progress in the use of alternatives to animal testing


ECHA's second report to the European Commission on the use of alternative methods under REACH shows an increase in the use of these methods. The report's analysis is based on over 38,000 registration dossiers submitted for the 2010 and 2013 registration deadlines. According to the report, most ...


Get ready to comment substance evaluation draft decisions


In 2013, Member States have been evaluating 47 registered substances under the substance evaluation process and they have also prepared a draft decision in case further information is needed in order to assess the safety of the substance. The deadline for submitting a draft decision to ECHA was ...


The various roles in the registration process

Case A-008-2012 concerned the substance identity requirements for a registered substance following a compliance check.


The Board of Appeal decision highlights that it is the responsibility of the registrant to decide which substance(s) it is required to register (its registration strategy) and to act accordingly (e.g. by submitting compliant registrations). The Agency is responsible under the compliance check ...


World Consumer Rights' Day: learn more about chemicals

ECHA celebrates the World Consumer Rights' Day 2014 by publishing more information about the safe use of chemicals for consumers.


A revamped "Chemicals in our life" web section explains how chemicals can be used safely in our daily life both at home and at work. It also gives tips on how consumers can find out more about the chemicals that they use. As defined in the REACH Regulation, consumers have the "right to ask" ...


New EU Regulation for export and import of hazardous chemicals enters into operation


PIC regulates the import and export of very hazardous chemicals between the European Union and third countries, and implements the global Rotterdam Convention within the EU. Export of these chemicals cannot take place until the receiving country has been informed. In some cases, an ‘explicit ...


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