Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd - UK-REACH
UK REACH / GHS
At this time of writing, there
is still uncertainty whether the UK will remain as part of the EU-REACH / CLP framework,
together with biocidal products, plant protection, cosmetics etc.
Until there is a clear
indication that the UK will not remain part of these EU processes, it is
advised to do nothing other than make some simple preparations to be ready for
a split in the regulatory regimes.
This guidance is deliberately
brief and will be expanded if it is necessary to make the changes to accommodate
separate UK and EU-27 systems.
The main points to consider
The UK will retain the
regulations, but as UK Statutory Instruments and not EU Regulations. Drafts
have been prepared that are virtually identical to the Regulations in terms of
technical content. Therefore, expect continuity in terms of a REACH process,
includes SDS formatting and content and also continuity in Classification and Labelling
The UK has not provided
a lot of detail; this is deliberate to avoid unnecessary work and effort in
case it is not required.
The UK will have its
own REACH-IT portal for submissions; this is ready to be switched on.
Expect a period of time
in the UK to meet Registration requirements for substances currently supplied
from the EU; this will be a form of pre-registration with full registration at
some point after (likely at least 2 years)
importing from the UK will need to Register to allow continued supply, although
UK manufacturers and processors will be able to appoint an Only Representative
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