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The REACH (Amendment) Regulations 2023

16 August 2023

Amends/Commences: GB Retained: Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Comes into force: 19th July 2023

Jurisdiction: GB

Following Brexit, to allow the Government time to develop a new transitional registration model for REACH, the following UK REACH information submission deadlines are extended by 3 years to:

  • October 2026 for substances included on the EU REACH candidate list before UK REACH came into effect on 31st December 2020;

  • October 2028 for substances added to the UK REACH candidate list before the October 2026 submission deadline, and for all substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 100 tonnes or more a year; and

  • October 2030 for all substances manufactured in Great Britain or imported in quantities of 1 tonne or more a year per manufacturer or importer. 

The period during which the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is required to carry out compliance checks on at least 20% of certain registration dossiers is extended to 27th October 2027.

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