UK REACH Updates: Alternative Transitional Registration (ATR)

The UK government plans to introduce a new registration model for UK REACH, with full details expected to be revealed in the coming months. The aim is to start consultation before summer and implement the legislation by the first half of 2025. This announcement has led to industry requests for a further extension of the initial October 2026 deadline, already extended by three years.

The new model, known as Alternative Transitional Registration (ATR), includes measures like hazard information requirements, data calls, and evaluation processes. Industry representatives have expressed concerns about meeting the October 2026 deadline due to the complexity and volume of required data. The ATR package will also incorporate elements of REACH improvement and a UK equivalent of substance information exchange forum (SIEF). However, potential delays due to UK general elections in late 2024 remain uncertain. Further details will be provided through a consultation process, including industry assessments of the time needed to meet requirements.

REACHLaw UK is closely monitoring the developments of UK REACH.

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