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REACH 2018: Submit your registration


The last step to successfully register under REACH is to send a registration dossier, with all the required information, to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This is done electronically through the Agency’s secure IT system REACH-IT. With the launch of this step, companies have a full toolkit available in 23 EU languages to help them register by the 31 May 2018 deadline.

Helsinki, 29 November 2016 – Submitting the registration dossier for a substance is the sixth and final preparatory phase of ECHA’s REACH 2018 Roadmap. The submitting company will receive its registration number after its dossier passes a series of ECHA’s checks, and it has paid the registration fee. It can then continue legally to manufacture and/or sell the substance on the market.

Practical advice on the steps to take for a successful submission and information on what happens afterwards is available on ECHA’s website. The manuals for preparing REACH dossiers are also available in 23 EU languages.

A webinar on the sixth phase of the REACH 2018 Roadmap will take place on Wednesday 30 November at 11:00 (Helsinki time). It will show participants how to navigate in REACH-IT and submit a dossier to ECHA. It will demonstrate the most important new features of REACH-IT such as identifying the ‘tasks’ assigned and how to act on them, using the joint submission page, and how to manage and change the company information. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions from ECHA’s experts.

Since June 2015, ECHA has published practical advice on the different steps companies need to take to make their registration. This material is now complete. All companies are encouraged to follow the step-by-step advice available on the REACH 2018 Roadmap web pages and speed up their preparations.


The last REACH registration deadline will be on 31 May 2018. This deadline concerns companies that manufacture or import chemical substances in low volumes, between 1-100 tonnes per year.

ECHA’s REACH 2018 Roadmap splits the registration into seven phases and describes the milestones of each phase and support that the Agency plans to give to registrants. Companies should start their preparations early enough. ECHA’s REACH 2018 web pages serve as a one-stop-shop for all material to help companies prepare.



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