The final countdown: Today marks three months to the final REACH registration deadline of 31st May 2018. This deadline applies to chemicals manufactured or imported between 1 and 100 tonnes per year and is expected to have the biggest  impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  So,  for those companies who pre-registered chemicals with the intention of registering  them in 2018, time is now running out. To avoid potential disruption to your supply chain, it is TIME FOR ACTION.  Pre-registerd chemicals, which are not registered by the deadline cannot then be manufactured or imported at > 1 tonne per year until a registration is in place.

Last minute advice webinar: ECHA is organising a last minute advice webinar for REACH 2018 registrants on 8 March 11:00 – 12:00 EET, GMT +2. The webinar will cover topics such as business rules, TCC,  invoicing, confidentiality claims and the DCG solutions. Participants will also have the chance to ask questions during the webinar.  Last minute advice to registrants

Helping registrants in exceptional circumstances: Potential registrants are also reminded that if they find themselves in exceptional circumstances that will prevent them from registering on time, they should contact ECHA ahead of the deadline. Helping registrants in exceptional cases

Avoid unnecessary testing on animals:   Under REACH, testing on vertebrate animals can only be used as a last resort to fulfil information requirements for registration. There are multiple ways for you to avoid testing on animals when preparing your REACH 2018 dossier. Have a look at the advice on the ECHA website.  How to avoid unnecessary testing on animals | Practical guide

New IUCLID Cloud tutorial: The tutorial shows you how to create the lead registrant dossier for a joint submission in the IUCLID Cloud and how to submit it to ECHA through REACH-IT.All IUCLID tutorials | ECHA Cloud Services | Prepare your registration as a IUCLID dossier

Questions and answers from Stakeholders’ Day:  ECHA collected answers to around 50 questions sent during their recent REACH 2018 conference on 31 January which may be useful for you to review.  Questions and answers

Registration Statistics:The statistics about the registrations concerning substances manufactured or imported from 1 to 100 tonnes per year have been updated. 15 817 registrations have been submitted for 6 764 substances. The most registrations have been filed from Germany, the United Kingdom and France.  Registration statistics 2018 | Overall registrations

HSA’s Chemicals Helpdesk is available to companies to provide assistance and information on their obligations under REACH. In particular, we are available to provide support to companies who are intending to register in 2018. The Chemicals Helpdesk can be contacted  by emailing or calling 1890 289 389.

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