News archive
SVHC roadmap annual report 2015 published
ECHA has finalised and published the second annual report on the progress of implementing “the Roadmap for SVHC identification and REACH Risk Management measures from now to 2020”. You can find the report on our website in the following l... Read more
Be Aware of the revised SDS requirements
Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/830 was published on 28 May 2015 to amend the requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets (SDS), in accordance with the CLP regulation and the fifth revision of the GHS rules for SDS.  This regulation c... Read more
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (ECHA-SEAC) concludes on Restriction proposal on cadmium and its compounds in artists’ paints
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis concludes on three restriction proposals and examines 12 applications for authorisation of trichloroethylene   Helsinki, 18 March 2015- During its plenary meeting, the committee adopted two fi... Read more
ECHA calls for evidence on the use of cadmium in plastics
ECHA Press release January 13th 2013 ECHA is asking for evidence to assess the impact of expanding REACH restriction on cadmium and its compounds in plastic materials Helsinki, 14 January 2013 - Following a request from the European Commission,... Read more
New guide for DU on exposure scenarios
ECHA publishes practical guide for downstream users on exposure scenarios 28-Jun-2012 - source Chemwatch A practical guide providing an overview of the main duties of downstream users regarding exposure scenarios under REACH has been published... Read more
ECHA updates Guidance on registration
  02-May-2012 ECHA has fully revised its Guidance on registration. The agency says a full revision of the guidance has been necessary to provide a clearer, simpler and more user friendly document for registrants, especially SMEs. Part I... Read more
EU Commission confirms OR authorisation role
EU Commission confirms OR authorisation role Citing REACH text, Commission concludes that OR obligations go beyond registration 23-Jan-2012 The European Commission has confirmed it will allow only representatives to apply for and obtain REAC... Read more
ECHA corrects guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment
ECHA corrects guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment 12-Dec-2011 ECHA has published corrected versions of Parts A, B and C, and chapters R2, R3, R4 and R5 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safe... Read more
New Guidance on compilation of SDS
New Guidance on compilation of SDS ECHA has published a corrigendum to the guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets. Version 1.1 of the guidance contains two corrections, to a footnote on page 24 and a reference on page 51.... Read more
ECHA announces new web portal for REACH and CLP inspectors
ECHA announces new web portal for REACH and CLP inspectors  28-Jun-2011 ECHA has announced the release of a web portal for REACH and CLP inspectors to provide online access to information submitted by companies, and facilitate more effect... Read more
Guidance in a nutshell on requirements for substances in articles
ECHA issues updated "guidance in a nutshell" on requirements for substances in articles  29-Jun-2011 ECHA has published a new version of its "guidance in a nutshell" on requirements for substances in articles. The docu... Read more
Multilingual REACH/CLP terminology database published by ECHA
Multilingual REACH/CLP terminology database published by ECHA  05-Apr-2011 A test version of a multilingual terminology database, including CLP pictograms and hazard and precautionary statements, is now available on ECHA's website and... Read more
ECHA publishes tools for authorisation applications
ECHA publishes tools for authorisation applications 05/04/2011 ECHA has updated its web section on applications for authorisation to provide companies with further tools to prepare and submit an application. Templates to document an analysis of... Read more
ECHA's dissemination site updated with hundreds of substances
ECHA disseminates information on hundreds more registered substances The number of registered substances for which the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has disseminated information has more than doubled since earlier this month. Data on another 87... Read more
EU publishes amendments to REACH Annexes I and XIII
EU publishes amendments to REACH Annexes I and XIII 16-Mar-2011 The European Union has published the amendments to REACH Annex I, covering the general provisions for assessing substances and preparing safety data sheets, and Annex XIII, the crit... Read more
ECHA to update IUCLID and REACH-IT
ECHA to update IUCLID and REACH-IT 17-Feb-2011 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced it will update its IUCLID and REACH-IT tools in Spring 2011. The work will support upcoming amendments of the CLP Regulation and the submission o... Read more
REACH IT open between Christmas and New Year for CLP notifications
To help industry submit their classification and labelling (C&L) notifications in time, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will keep REACH-IT and its Helpdesk open from 27 December until 30 December 2010. In addition, the Helpdesk will be open... Read more
Next Management Committee Meeting
Tentatively Thursday March 24th, 2011 at 14h30... Read more
Draft labelling & packaging guidance
ECHA progresses draft Guidance on labelling and packaging under CLP Source: Chemwatch 22/11/2010 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has passed draft Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with the CLP Regulation to the enforcement... Read more
Industry launches standard to communicate exposure scenario data
Industry launches standard to communicate exposure scenario data Source Chemwatch 13/10/2010 A standard system to exchange data communicating REACH exposure scenarios in the form of extended safety data sheets is available from the European Che... Read more
ECHA issues draft Guidance on hazard labelling under CLP
ECHA issues draft Guidance on hazard labelling under CLP   20-Sep-2010 - Source Chemwatch The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published draft Guidance specifying and explaining the application and arrangement of label elements on t... Read more
REACH fee calculation plug-in tool available
REACH fee calculation plug-in tool available  21-Sep-2010 - Source Chemwatch A fee calculation plug-in that enables REACH registrants to calculate, in advance, the fee payable on the successful submission of their REACH dossier to the Euro... Read more
ECHA publishes template for harmonised C&L proposals
Source Chemwatch June 17th, 2010 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a new CLH report format for harmonised classification and labelling proposals.... Read more
ECHA updates REACH-IT to offer parallel registration, direct C&L notification
Source: Chemwatch The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a new version of REACH-IT that will allow other members of a joint REACH registrants to submit their dossiers in parallel, as soon as the Lead Registrant has submitted their regis... Read more
ECHA facilitates legal entity changes in REACH-IT
Source Chemical Watch 16-Apr-2010 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says REACH-IT can now handle changes in legal entity as it has introduced a new policy on asset sales. Such transfers are being treated as a “changes in legal personalit... Read more
Next Management Committee Meeting
The next MC meeting will be held on 17th June 2010 at 14h30 by web meeting... Read more
ECHA publishes draft guidance on extended safety data sheets
Source Chemwatch - 29-Mar-2010 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published draft guidance on the compilation of extended safety data sheets. The draft has been sent to the Partner Expert Group for comment. ECHA draft guidance... Read more
ECHA announces launch of upgraded REACH-IT
Source: Chemwatch The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released the upgraded version of REACH-IT. It includes new features such as group Classification and Labelling notifications, Legal Entity change and “cease manufacture” declar... Read more
ECHA progresses draft guidance on exposure assessment scope, waste and recovered materials, consumer exposure
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has advanced several pieces of draft guidance relating to REACH. A draft of a new chapter on the scope of exposure assessment, which will be included in the hazard assessment section of the Guidance on infor... Read more
ECHA details plans for IUCLID switch over and REACH-IT update
Source: Chemwatch 4 February 2010 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has outlined the timings for switching from IUCLID 5.0 and 5.1 to version 5.2 for REACH registrations. Companies wishing to register have until March this year to submit dossie... Read more
New draft guidance on environmental exposure estimation
ECHA publishes draft guidance on environmental exposure estimation R16, see REACH documents and links... Read more
EU publishes draft amendment to REACH Annex II on safety data sheets
The European Council has published a draft version of the proposed revision to REACH Annex II on requirements for safety data sheets and the transition deadlines for substances and mixtures to comply with the amendments. Council draft revision... Read more
EU publishes REACH test methods regulation
The regulation covering test methods to be used for REACH compliance have been published in the Official Journal. Text can be downloaded from the link below. Test Methods... Read more
Joint guidance document Joint guidance document for CONCAWE and Cefic member companies
Joint guidance document for CONCAWE and Cefic member companies: REACH registration and the importer Guidance on Treatment and Processing in free zones.... Read more
CEFIC publishes step-by-step guide to joint data submission using REACH-IT
The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has published a 15 page guide to explain the process of joint data submission under the REACH Regulation. The guide uses snapshots from the European Chemicals Agency REACH-IT system to show how to do thi... Read more
Clarification in relation to PRE-SIEFS and SIEFS
Currently the main REACH obligation for companies which pre-registered substances last year is to form SIEFs (Substance Information Exchange Forums). These should be operational as soon as possible, particularly in those cases where companies need to... Read more
EU Regulation on classification, labelling and packing of chemicals enters into force
The EU's Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP) enters into force, marking the start of a transitional period in which the old and rules will co-exist. Substances will need to be classified according to the n... Read more
UK consultant Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) has issued a REACH briefing to clarify the role of importers under the regulation.
The company says there has been a great deal of confusion about the requirements relating to importers and who exactly is the responsible party for registration under REACH.... Read more