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REACH Registration


To facilitate data sharing, all manufacturers and/or importers must notify individually the ECHA of their interest to register the chemical substances that they currently place on the European market.  This procedure is called ‘Pre-Registration’ and runs from 1 June to 1 December 2008 .  For pre-registered substances the deadlines for registration are:

  • 30 November 2010 for substances of annual quantity =/> 1,000mt 
  • 31 May 2013 for substances of annual quantity =/> 100mt 
  • 31 May 2018 for substances of annual quantity =/> 1mt 

Upon registration the manufacturers and/or importers will obtain a registration number for each registered substance and may continue to produce and/ or import these substances after three weeks from submission date.

Click to view ECHA's REACH 2018 Roadmap published on 14 January 2015


Regulatory authorities will start to examine and evaluate the submitted registration dossiers on 1 December 2010 and determine if further testing is needed.

The Agency will inform the manufacturers and/ or importers on its decision concerning further testing by:

  • 1 December 2012 quantity band of =/> 1,000mt/year;
  • 1 June 2016 for quantity band of=/> 100mt/year; and
  • 1 June 2022 for quantity band of =/> 1mt/year.


Certain substances may be very dangerous (carcinogens, mutagens etc).  The Agency will prepare a list of these substances which will need authorisation to be sold in Europe.   Manufacturers and/or importers of substances included in the list will be informed by the Agency about the deadline to submit an application for authorisation. Under REACH Regulations, manufacturers and/or importers who fail to obtain the authorisation will no longer have the right to manufacture and/or import their substances in/into EU.