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UK downstream users of a REACH authorisation held by an EU/EEA-based company

If you are a UK downstream user of an EU REACH authorisation held by an EU/EEA company, you will continue to be able to use that substance in accordance with that authorisation after the UK leaves the EU, providing, within 60 days of the UK leaving the EU, that you:

  1. Confirm to the UK Agency (the HSE) that you are an existing authorised downstream user under EU law in relation to the substance, and
  2. Notify the UK Agency (the HSE) of:
    1. the existing EU authorisation;
    2. any conditions set out in the existing EU authorisation;
    3. the identity of the supplier of the substance.

Substances of Very High Concern and Restrictions

  • The ECHA candidate list at the point that the UK leaves the EU will be carried into UK law. Annex XIV of the EU REACH Regulation and the substances listed in it will also be retained in the UK REACH Regulation.
  • The restrictions currently listed in Annex XVII to the EU REACH Regulation will be carried over into the UK REACH Regulation.
  • The powers to update the candidate list, Annex XIV and Annex XVII will remain in UK REACH based on the same legal conditions and criteria.
  • Further information on what the new UK REACH will look like
You want to You need to By when

maintain your use or supply for a use in the UK

1. Confirm you are an existing authorised DU

2. Notify HSE of:

  • a. the existing EU authorisation;
  • b. any conditions set out in the existing EU authorisation;
  • c. the identity of the supplier of the substance.

60 days post-exit day

Updated: 2020-01-15