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Six-month moratorium before the second REACH registration deadline to start

ECHA/NA/12/58
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To allow registrants to concentrate on preparing dossiers for the next REACH registration deadline, ECHA has placed a six-month moratorium on Guidance and IT-tool updates starting on 1 December 2012 and ending on 31 May 2013. There will be additional support available for industry in the coming months.

Helsinki, 28 November 2012 – The deadline for industry to register all substances manufactured in or imported into the EU at amounts of 100 - 1000 tonnes a year is 31 May 2013. With a new version of REACH-IT being installed later this week, ECHA will have fulfilled its commitment to stabilise the guidance, IT tools, manuals and Q&As for registrants preparing for the upcoming deadline. These instructions and tools can all be found on ECHA's website. Industry should not expect further changes unless these would be agreed by the Directors' Contact Group.

Although the formal registration tools and guidance are now frozen until the deadline, ECHA is still working on a number of new webinars to assist lead and member registrants. Additionally, the national helpdesks and ECHA Helpdesk will provide support to registrants during the coming months.

Closer to the deadline, ECHA will announce its last-minute direct support service to member registrants. Before that, registrants will be invited to the next Stakeholders' Day taking place on 26 March 2013 in Helsinki with the opportunity for one-to-one sessions and hands-on training.