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 2023

  • 2 January, Monday, Day after New Year’s Day
  • 6 January, Friday, Epiphany
  • 6 April, Thursday, Maundy Thursday
  • 7 April, Friday, Good Friday
  • 10 April, Monday, Easter Monday
  • 1 May, Monday, Labor Day
  • 9 May, Tuesday, Schuman Day
  • 18 May, Thursday, Ascension Day
  • 19 May, Friday, Day following Ascension
  • 29 May, Monday, Whit Monday
  • 23 June, Friday, Midsummer Eve
  • 1 November, Wednesday, All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December, Wednesday, Independence Day
  • 25 to 29 December, Monday to Friday, ECHA end of year closure

public holidays next year