Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) during the transition period
The UK is not a Member State of the EU. However, until the end of the transition period market access should continue on the same terms as before.
What businesses need to know
During the transition period:
- EU REACH will continue to apply in the UK and businesses do not need to take any action to comply with UK REACH
- there is no requirement to transfer UK held registrations to an EU 27 legal entity in order to retain EU market access
- registrations, authorisations and restrictions in place before the UK left the EU continue to be valid
- the process for registering new chemicals under REACH remain unchanged, UK companies are still required to register with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
- the UK will recognise all new decisions relating to REACH made by the EU
The extent of the UK’s ongoing participation in EU REACH following the transition period will be determined by the outcome of the UK’s negotiations on its future relationship with the EU.
For further advice, HSE operates a REACH helpdesk for UK-based businesses and stakeholders.
The UK REACH Helpdesk can be contacted at: [email protected].
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