In an article published on August 11, 2020, by the regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, editor Luke Buxton informed that “the European Commission is set to adopt new EU-wide deadlines on updates to REACH registrations in the autumn, meaning that “for the first time, industry is legally obligated to add any new relevant information to their dossiers within a set time period.”

The implementing regulation was drafted following “persistent issues with dossier non-compliance” (FPF reported). It was unanimously approved by member states on July 28, 2020, and its adoption “does not require scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.” The regulation sets specific deadlines of up to 12 months to complete the updates. Deadlines are assigned depending on 13 reasons for updating as defined in the regulation.

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) said that it “welcomes the ‘clarifications’ set out by the implementing regulation which . . . will ‘help to align’ registrants and other REACH actors on update needs and actions to be taken.”

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Luke Buxton (August 11, 2020). “Mandatory REACH dossier update deadlines could apply by year-end.Chemical Watch


European Commission (2019). “COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/… on the duties placed on registrants to update their registrations under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).” Document Ares(2019)7784994