The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
Added on: 30/05/2019
This instrument amends the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “REACH SI”). It adds to one of the transitional provisions relating to imported substances.
The REACH SI makes amendments to the EU REACH Regulation to make it operable in the domestic context and create a domestic regime for chemicals. The REACH SI contains a number of transitional provisions to allow for uninterrupted production and supply of chemicals, including one to allow the continued import of substances from the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (“the transitional import provision”). That provision allows the importer of the substance two years from exit before they have to register the substance with the UK Agency. In the meantime the importer must provide the UK Agency with a notification within 180 days of EU Exit.
This instrument adds to the transitional import provision. The revised version will also apply to imports to the UK from outside of the EEA where an EEA-based REACH Only Representative had registered the substance under the EU REACH Regulation prior to EU Exit. It also inserts a new provision that allows UK-based REACH Only Representatives to provide the notification to the UK Agency.