Substances intended to be used for product and process orientated research and development (PPORD) can be exempted from the obligation of registration for a period of five years. Companies that wish to benefit from this exemption must submit a PPORD notification to ECHA.
Companies have to include in the notification the information on substance identity, its classification, information related to the PPORD programme, and the quantity of the substance expected to be manufactured or imported during the five-year period of exemption.
ECHA performs the assessment of the received information and may impose conditions to the PPORD exemption. The manufacturer or importer of the substance has to comply with the imposed conditions and must inform relevant customers involved in the PPORD.
Restrictions and authorisations
If a substance is subject to restriction or authorisation, the respective decisions will specify how they apply to PPORD. They will also define the maximum quantities of the substance that can benefit from a PPORD exemption.