Updated 10 September 2013
The REACH deadline for registering substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 100 to 1 000 tonnes per year was 24:00 (BST) on 31 May 2013. By that time, 3 215 companies had submitted 9 084 registration dossiers to ECHA.
Since that date, 270 additional registration dossiers have already been received which are linked to the 2013 deadline. These dossiers are not included in the figures reported in this section.
By 31 August, the deadline set by the REACH Regulation, ECHA has performed the completeness checks on all REACH 2013 dossiers. The aim of the completeness check is to ensure that all required elements have been included in the registration dossier.
Following the completeness checks, registration numbers have been granted to 9 030 submissions. There are 17 dossiers still pending because the registrants have to resubmit their dossier following a request for further information from ECHA. The remaining cases correspond to dossiers which have or will soon be rejected due to non-payment of the related fees.
34 % of the companies declared themselves as micro, small or medium-sized companies, accounting for 19 % of all registrations. 23 % of the registrations were made by ‘only representatives' on behalf of non-European companies.
Registrations were received from 29 EU Member States and EEA countries, with the highest percentage coming from Germany (31 %).
Since the 2010 registration deadline, 2 998 substances have now been registered for the 2013 deadline. Additionally, 771 substances that had already been registered for the previous deadline were registered by new companies that joined the previous registrants.
Most of the substances were registered by groups of companies working together in joint submissions (83 %). The joint submissions have one lead registrant and, on average, 2.9 members.
Companies submitted in total 770 testing proposals in 376 dossiers. Of those, 563 were proposals to test on animals in order to fulfil the REACH information requirements listed in Annex IX. In addition, the Agency received 301 confidentiality requests in 254 dossiers. The majority of claims concerned safety data sheet information, which includes the name of the company, the registration number and information on the uses of the substance. The non-confidential information from all of the 2013 registrations in being published online in the registered substances database.
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10 September 2013 Registration numbers granted to 9 030 REACH 2013 registrations