Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd - UK-REACH



The UK leaves the EU on 31st January 2020. As part of the negotiated withdrawal agreement, there will be an implementation period following the UK departure until 31st December 2020. During this period all EU regulations, including REACH and CLP will continue to apply in the UK, and UK products can still be supplied to other EU member countries under existing rules.

At this time of writing, there is still uncertainty about whether the UK will remain as part of the EU chemicals framework after the end of the implementation period, including REACH, CLP biocidal products, plant protection products, 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 are:


For further advice, contact Denehurst.

Page last updated 31 Jan 2020