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REACH

Invoicing and Payments

REACH invoicing

When do I have to pay ECHA's invoice?

The timelines for payment of fees levied under the REACH Regulation are specified in the REACH Fee Regulation as subsequently amended by the Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 and its subsequent amendments (see QA 716) and the precise payment due date is set out in ECHA's invoice.

Fees invoiced for initial and update registrations

In the case of fees for registrations submitted, as well as in the case of updates of a registration, the initial payment due date of the fee is set at 14 calendar days from the date on which the invoice was notified to you. 

If the payment has not been made within the prescribed period (by the initial payment due date), ECHA will set a second deadline for payment. This second deadline (extended payment due date) is 60 calendar days from the initial payment due date.

If the payment is not made by the extended payment due date, the registration fails the completeness check and will be rejected.

For updates of a registration unrelated to tonnage band changes, the registrant has the possibility to request a further extension of the second deadline for fee payment before its expiry. In practice, this request for extension of the second deadline for payment applies only to:

  • Fees levied for new chargeable confidentiality claims included in updates;
  • Fees levied as a consequence of a legal entity change.

The request for extension should be submitted before the expiry of the second deadline via the ECHA Helpdesk using the contact form on ECHA's website.

If the payment is not made by the deadline of the extension, the update fails the completeness check and will be rejected.

Fees invoiced (PPORD) exemptions and for requests to extend PPORD exemption.

Fees for notification of PPORD exemptions: the initial payment due date of the fee is 7 calendar days from the date on which the invoice was notified to you. Requests to extend a PPORD exemption: the initial payment due date of the fee is set at 30 calendar days from the date on which the invoice was notified to you.

If the payment has not been made within the prescribed period (by the initial payment due date), ECHA will set a second deadline. This second deadline (extended payment due date) is 60 calendar days from the initial payment due date.

Where the payment is not made by the expiry of the second deadline, the notification or the request for an extension will be rejected.

Fees invoiced for Legal Entity Change (LEC)

Fees for Legal Entity Change: the initial payment due date of the fee is 14 calendar days from the date on which the invoice was notified to you.

If the payment has not been made within the prescribed period (by the initial payment due date), ECHA will set a second deadline. This second deadline (extended payment due date) is 30 calendar days from the initial payment due date.

Where the payment is not made by the expiry of the second deadline, the Legal Entity Change will be rejected.

Fees invoiced for Applications for Authorisation (AfA)

Fees for Application for Authorisation: the initial payment due date of the fee is 14 calendar days from the date on which the invoice was notified to you.

If the payment has not been made within the prescribed period (by the initial payment due date), ECHA will set a second deadline. This second deadline (extended payment due date) is 7 calendar days from the initial payment due date.

Where the payment is not made by the expiry of the second deadline, the Application for Authorisation will be considered as not received by ECHA. In this case the application is not processed further. The only way to proceed is to re-submit the application. 

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