Opening hours

The European Chemicals Agency's business hours are:
Monday to Friday 09:00–18:00 (Helsinki time)


Submissions through ECHA’s IT tools (REACH-IT, R4BP 3, ePIC, ECHA submission portal)

ECHA’s Submission IT tools are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To perform the necessary maintenance, REACH-IT is closed every Monday morning from 7:00 to 10:00 (Helsinki time).

ECHA’s helpdesk support is available during ECHA’s business hours via contact page.


Public holidays this year

Public holidays in 2024

  • 1 January, Monday, New Year’s Day
  • 2 January, Tuesday, Day after New Year’s Day
  • 28 March, Thursday, Maundy Thursday
  • 29 March, Friday, Good Friday
  • 1 April, Monday, Easter Monday
  • 1 May, Wednesday, Labor Day
  • 9 May, Thursday, Schuman Day / Ascension Day
  • 10 May, Friday, Day following Ascension
  • 21 June, Friday, Midsummer Eve
  • 1 November, Friday, All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December, Friday, Independence Day
  • 23 to 31 December, Monday to Tuesday, ECHA end of year closure (7 days)

public holidays next year