Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements

July 8, 2021

The European Commission has revised certain information requirements for registering chemicals under REACH. The changes will start to apply in early 2022 and companies are advised to start preparing. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is to publish more advice in late 2021.

The update of the REACH annexes clarifies the information companies need to submit in their registrations and makes the ECHA’s evaluation practices more transparent and predictable.

The law comes into effect on 8 July 2021 and will apply from 8 January 2022.

The main changes concern the following:

ECHA is updating its guidance materials and will publish more advice to registrants towards the end of 2021.


This is valid as of 8th July 2021.

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