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Benefit from a faster processing of your REACH dossier


Submit your REACH 2018 registration dossier before the end of March and receive ECHA’s decision on your registration within three weeks. If you make your submission in April or May, it may take up to three months for you to get ECHA’s decision.

Helsinki, 14 March 2018 – Companies that submit their registration dossier before the end of March will receive a decision on its completeness from ECHA within 21 days from the submission date. For dossiers submitted from 1 April onwards, it may take until the end of August 2018 to receive a decision. This longer period to check the completeness of submissions is set out in the REACH Regulation to give ECHA the necessary time to process the high number of registrations expected to arrive close to the 31 May 2018 deadline.

Before submitting your dossier, remember to run the Validation assistant in IUCLID both on your dataset and dossier to make sure that you have all the required information. Submit your dossier only once the Validation assistant shows that you do not have any failures. However, if the Validation assistant does not indicate any failures, it does not automatically mean that your dossier is complete. ECHA staff may check some parts of your dossier manually and these completeness checks cannot be replicated with the Validation assistant. Have a look at the available help to get familiar with these manual checks.

If you are a lead registrant, keep in mind that you should submit your dossier early enough to allow time for the member registrants to submit their company-specific dossiers by the 31 May 2018 deadline.

To support you in your preparations, from 16 March onwards ECHA will keep the dossier submission and communication tool REACH-IT open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The tool might be closed on Monday mornings from 7:00 to 10:00 EET (Helsinki time) for scheduled maintenance. Support through ECHA’s Helpdesk is available during ECHA’s business hours as usual.

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