What to do?

If you manufacture or import more than 1 ton of chemical substance per year, then the substance is obliged to be registered at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) until 1 June 2018. When failing it, manufacturing or the importation of the substance shall be suspended until handling in the full registration documentation.

If your company uses chemical substances, then as ’downstream users’ you shall supervise REACH-compliance of the suppliers so as to avoid supply disruption of row and ancillary materials.