The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published new guidance for Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and establishing a ECHA.

The REACH Roadmap provides an outline for the milestones planned in the run up towards the final registration deadline.

The last registration deadline concerns companies that manufacture or import substances in low volumes, between 1-100 tonnes per year, and will be for existing chemicals on 31 May 2018.

Seven phases of a successful registration process are considered, and relevant milestones and estimated timescales for those phases are broken down.

The ECHA's Executive Director, Geert Dancet, commented “The REACH 2018 deadline may now seem distant but I really urge companies to start preparing now in order to meet the deadline successfully. All support material will be available in 23 EU languages and together with the national helpdesks and our industry stakeholders, we are committed to supporting the companies”.

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