REACH Registrations: Is An Expiration Date Coming?

The EU Commission is considering the introduction of an expiration date for REACH registrations. Registrations would expire when the company in question does not meet its obligation to update the registration or provide the data requested by the ECHA as required in the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1435 that took effect on December 11, 2020. The ECHA and the EU Commission presented a Discussion Paper on the topic at the CARACAL meeting (Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP) in mid-March. The lack of complete data in many dossiers and the sluggish approach to update REACH dossiers are the reasons for the initiative.

Another measure under discussion – albeit a less strict one – would require regular information on the topicality status of the data from registrants.

Individual CARACAL stakeholders take different positions. Representatives of EU states and non-governmental agencies support an expiration date, but representatives of industry call for more-effective implementation measures. The EU Commission, however, sees a cancellation of the registration number as a strong lever for implementation of the current measures. So far, registrations have been valid indefinitely. Only a cancellation, argue the ECHA and the EU Commission, could truly implement the REACH principle of “no data, no market” sustainably.

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