REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation

Last updated:
14
February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
Applicable to
European Economic Area
Northern Ireland

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Purpose
High protection level from chemical risks, enhance innovation, competitiveness.
Scope
Production, use of chemicals and their impacts on health, environment.
Key requirements
Registration, evaluation, authorization, restriction of chemicals.
Penalties
Effective, proportionate, dissuasive penalties by Member States
EXEMPTIONS
Certain exemptions for types of substances
Guidance
ECHA provides extensive guidance documents, tools, and databases to support compliance with REACH requirements.