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 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To perform the necessary maintenance, REACH-IT will be closed every Monday morning from 7:00 to 10:00 EET (Helsinki time).

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 2019

  • January 1, Tuesday, New Year’s Day
  • January 2, Wednesday, Day following New Year’s Day
  • April 19 , Friday, Good Friday
  • April 22, Monday, Easter Monday
  • May 1, Wednesday, Labour Day
  • May 9, Thursday, R. Schuman Day
  • May 30, Thursday, Ascension Day
  • May 31, Friday, Day following Ascension
  • June 21, Friday, Midsummer Eve
  • August 15, Thursday, Assumption Day
  • November 1, Friday, All Saints’ Day
  • December 6, Friday, Independence Day
  • December 23, Monday, Closure for Agency removal
  • December 24, Tuesday, Christmas Eve
  • December 25, Wednesday, Christmas Day
  • December 26, Thursday, Boxing day
  • December 27-31, Friday to Tuesday, ECHA end of year closure (3 days)

Public holidays in 2020

  • January 1, Wednesday, New Year’s Day
  • January 2, Thursday, Day following New Year’s Day
  • January 3, Friday, Closure for Agency removal
  • January 6, Monday, Epiphany
  • April 10, Friday, Good Friday
  • April 13, Monday, Easter Monday
  • May 1, Friday, Labour Day
  • May 21, Thursday, Ascension Day
  • May 22, Friday, Day following Ascension Day
  • June 19, Friday, Midsummer Eve
  • November 2, Monday, All Souls' Day
  • December 24-31, Thursday to Thursday, End-of-year closure (six days)

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