ECHA reminds companies to prepare for UK withdrawal
Helsinki, 18 March 2019 – With regard to the ongoing political process concerning the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, ECHA reminds companies of the need to prepare for a UK withdrawal without a transition period, that is, one without an agreement ratified by both sides ensuring that the withdrawal happens in an orderly manner.
ECHA has already published advice and practical instructions on what actions companies can take, such as to transfer their REACH registrations from a UK-based registrant to a registrant based in an EU-27 Member State. This advice remains valid in the current situation.
The Agency would like to emphasise that while UK companies can initiate a REACH asset transfer in ECHA’s IT tools at any time before the date of withdrawal, the successor company in the EU-27 should only accept the transfer after the actual date of the withdrawal.
For further details, see the step-by-step guide from ECHA.