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Brexit & REACH


Brexit & REACH

On 23 June 2016, the majority of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the EU and on 29 March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May  invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the formal mechanism for leaving the EU.  Today, 31st of January 2020, the UK will leave the European Union at midnight (Brussels time). 

With this in mind,  what are the implications concerning the EU REACH regulation and its application in the UK?

  • The UK will no longer be a Member State after the withdrawal date. As a third country, the UK will no longer be represented in the EU institutions (such as the European Parliament and the Council), agencies, bodies and offices.  
  • However, during the upcoming transition period starting 1 February 2020 and lasting at least until 31 December 2020 the EU REACH Regulation and all other EU law will continue to apply in the UK as it currently does.
  • In other words, during the transition period it will be “business as usual” for businesses in both the EU and the UK. ECHA IT tools (including REACH-IT) will remain available to UK companies until the end of the transition period.
  • Possible consequences such as for REACH Registration will take effect only after the transition period. The timeline for transferring the UK registrations would therefore shift to the end of the transition period. 
  • The transition period will be used by the EU and the UK to agree on a new partnership for the future. These negotiations will also determine if a separate UK REACH regime will apply after the end of the transition period.

For further information please check / keep on monitoring the following:

*Assuming that the EU and the UK, as Parties to the Withdrawal Agreement, complete their respective ratification procedures and notify the depositary of the completion of those procedures in January 2020, the Withdrawal Agreement will enter into force respectively on 1 February 2020.

REACHLaw Office in the UK

REACHLaw UK Ltd. Address: 55 Baker Street. London. W1U 7EU

Contact Person: Frederik Johanson, Partner at REACHLaw Ltd. Email: frederik.johanson@reachlaw.fi

UK REACH Service

Via our London office, we are able to provide you with Only Representative Services
Purpose of the Service

The purpose of the service is to provide the non-UK Customer with UK REACH services according to the provisions of UK REACH Regulation. As the appointed Only Representative in the UK REACHLaw manages all related UK REACH regulatory requirements necessary for placing the Customer’s substances on the UK market.

For Whom

The service is for Customers located outside the UK placing their chemical products on the UK Market.

Services

The scope of the services provided below represents the general approach towards service delivery. Upon separate request the scope of the services may be adjusted depending on the specific service needs of the Customer.

UK REACH Co-Registration Service
UK REACH Lead Registration Service
UK REACH Safety Data Sheets

EU REACH RIGHTS TRANSFER

Purpose of the Service

The purpose of the service is to provide the Customer all necessary regulatory support, irrespective of the outcome of the Article 50 TEU negotiations, as a risk mitigation measure to transfer the Customer’s REACH rights to Customer’s selected legal entity appointed as only representative to preserve Customer’s REACH rights intact in any eventuality upon the UK’s exit from the EU.

For Whom

The service is for EU REACH registrants located in the UK placing their chemical products on the EU Single Market.

Services

The scope of the services provided below represent the general approach towards service delivery. Upon separate request the scope of the services may be adjusted depending on the specific service needs of the Customer.

Transfer of UK manufacturer REACH registrations to an EU-27 legal entity as only representative
EU REACH & UK REACH out-tasking service
Brexit regulatory consulting service

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