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GB-based downstream users of an existing EU REACH authorisation

If you are a GB-based downstream user of an existing EU REACH authorisation held by a UK or an EU/EEA company (ie the European Commission has granted an authorisation decision before the end of the transition period), you will be able to continue to use that substance in accordance with that authorisation after the UK leaves the EU, providing, within 60 days of the end of the transition period, that you:

  1. Confirm to the Agency (HSE) that you are an existing authorised downstream user under EU law in relation to the substance, and
  2. Notify the Agency (HSE) of:
    • the existing EU authorisation number;
    • any conditions set out in the existing EU authorisation;
    • the identity of the supplier of the substance.
You want to You need to By when
Maintain your use or supply for a use 1. Confirm you are an existing authorised DU - include your company identity and contact details. 2. Notify HSE of:
a. the existing EU authorisation number;
b. any conditions set out in the existing EU authorisation;
c. the identity of the supplier of the substance.
60 days after the end of the transition period

This information should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] using the subject 'GB-based DU of an existing EU authorisation (Art 127h)'.

Updated 2021-01-19