REACH means the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
It entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union.
REACH places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to the health and the environment.
Except a few exemptions, REACH applies to all chemicals: not only chemicals used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day life, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances.
REACH requires manufacturers and importers of chemical substances (=1 tonne/year) to obtain information on the physicochemical, health and environmental properties of their substances and use it to determine how these substances can be used safely.
Eachmanufacturer and importer must submit a registration dossier documenting the data and assessments to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), within different deadlines, from November 2010 to May 2018 (depending on quantity and CMR & ecotoxicological
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