On 23rd January 2019, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published the updated version of the ‘Guidance on the compliance to REACH regulations’. This Guidances details how businesses must comply with the EU’s REACH chemical regulations when they are using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the EU, and how to prepare for Brexit.
If a business is using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the EU, it needs to follow the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) regulations. It must register the chemical substance with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – this body enforces REACH regulations in the EU. If the business wants to place new chemicals on both the EU/EEA and UK markets after a no deal exit, it must follow both EU REACH and UK REACH rules.
The Contents of the Guidance are the following:
- Register your chemical substance
- Prepare for Brexit
- Get more information about REACH
Guidance – How to comply with REACH chemical regulations, published on the Government webpage on 23rd Jan 2019.