Brexit: Chemicals industry guidance
The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals. This will not change after Brexit.
Read the latest information on regulating chemicals as part of your preparations for Brexit:
- Biocides Authorisation of biocidal substances and products
- CLP Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and chemicals
- PIC Export and import of hazardous chemicals from and into Europe
- PPP Pesticides or Plant Protection Products
- REACH Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) plays a key role in the UK's chemicals regulatory process working closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency (EA).
As a responsible regulator, we are providing support and guidance to help you prepare for all possible Brexit outcomes, including no-deal.
Priorities are to:
- ensure the effective and safe management of chemicals to safeguard human health and the environment
- respond to emerging risks
- allow trade with the EU that is as frictionless as possible
We have produced ‘no-deal’ guidance to help you prepare in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal (and therefore without an implementation period).