Opening hours

The European Chemicals Agency's business hours are:
Monday to Friday 09:00–18:00 (Helsinki time)

Submission times through IT tools

REACH and CLP dossiers can be submitted through REACH-IT from Monday 10:00 to Friday 21:00 (Helsinki time). REACH-IT is normally closed on weekends and public holidays.

Biocides and PIC applications can be submitted through R4BP 3 and ePIC 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support is available during ECHA business hours.

Public holidays in 2017

  • January 2, Monday, Day following New year's Day
  • January 6, Friday, Epiphany
  • April 14 , Friday, Good Friday
  • April 17, Monday, Easter Monday
  • May 1, Monday, Labour Day
  • May 9, Tuesday, R. Schuman Day
  • May 25, Thursday, Ascension Day
  • May 26, Friday, Day following Ascension Day
  • June 5, Monday, Whit Monday
  • June 23, Friday, Midsummer Eve
  • November 1, Wednesday, All saints' day
  • December 6, Wednesday, Independence Day
  • December 25, Monday, Christmas Day
  • December 26, Tuesday, Boxing day
  • December 27-29, Wednesday-Friday, ECHA end of year closure (3 days)