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Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

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REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals.


REACH bitesize advice

Bitesize leaflet

REACH bitesize is a set of leaflets produced by the UK Competent Authority intended to cover the key issues of various aspects of REACH.

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What do you need to do?

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It is important to understand what your role is in REACH and what you can do now to be sure you are ready.

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The enforcement regime for REACH has been implemented by the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008. These Regulations apply to the UK and provide for the enforcement of REACH.

More on enforcement


To help you understand more about REACH and some of the terminology used within this website, we have compiled a helpful glossary of terms for you to reference.

REACH glossary


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Updated 2013-06-12