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Scope of REACH

Which substances are exempted from registration in the interest of defence?

Where necessary, in the interests of defence, Member States may allow for exemptions from the REACH Regulation in specific cases for certain substances on their own, in a mixture or in an article (Article 2(3) of the REACH Regulation). 

Furthermore, Member States are not obliged to supply information the disclosure of which they consider to be contrary to the essential interests of its security (Article 346 TFEU1).

More information on national exemptions in the interest of defence in individual Member States is available on the European Defence Agency website. 

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