Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (Regulation No 1907/2006) is a United Kingdom regulation that entered into force on 31 December 2020. The regulation applies to Great Britain (GB) which includes England, Scotland, Wales and associated islands. The regulation does not apply to Northern Ireland due to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Non-compliance with REACH can lead to a fine or imprisonment. The UK Health and Safety Executive administrates the regulation, Defra Secretary of State makes key decisions and various agencies are responsible for enforcement.
Our coverage of UK REACH
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.
Companies that want to place new substances on the Great Britain market should follow the NRES process. What is it and how much does it cost?
Don’t know where to start with REACH compliance? Use our ultimate guide to become compliant and ensure market access. REACH made easy!
Companies that required a UK REACH registration will have to pay an estimated £15,000 to £30,000 per substance. What are the costs for?
The UK is in the process of leaving the EU and possibly the REACH regulation. If it no longer applies to the UK, how do you access the EU and UK Markets?