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Confidentiality and using an alternative chemical name

Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

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Suppliers may request the use of an alternative name for a substance(s) in a mixture where commercial confidentiality is at risk.

Suppliers wanting to use an alternative chemical name must apply to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and pay a fee. The fee is on a sliding scale with small and micro businesses paying the least.

Updated: 2016-01-29