Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (Regulation No 1907/2006) is a European Union regulation dating from 18 December 2006 and entered into force on 1 June 2007. The regulation applies to the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes all 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) plus Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. The regulation also applies to Northern Ireland due to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Non-compliance with REACH can lead to a fine or imprisonment. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) administrates the regulation, the European Commission (EC) makes key decisions and the Member States are responsible for enforcement.
Our EU REACH Guidance
REACH compliance is incumbent on your European customers. Find out how to support compliance for your product on the EU market.
REACH regulation provides regulatory management of substances of very high concern. Learn about requirements for SVHCs on the Candidate List.
Suppliers are duty bound by regulation to provide information on their products. Find out how to maintain compliance using a REACH statement.
Don’t know where to start with REACH compliance? Use our ultimate guide to become compliant and ensure market access.
Importers and manufacturers of substances may be required to have a REACH registration. The average cost of REACH registration is €33,300.
RoHS and REACH legislation applies to goods imported, manufactured and used in the EU. What are the key differences and how does this apply to you?