UK-based authorisation holder under REACH
After the end of the transition period, EU legislation will no longer apply to the UK. This means that, for example, if your UK-based company holds or is covered by a REACH authorisation for certain uses of an Annex XIV substance, the conditions of the authorisation no longer apply to you.
Authorisations granted to UK-based companies will no longer exist, so EU-based companies relying on such authorisations will need to find suppliers with valid authorisations in the EU/EEA, or apply for new authorisations themselves.
A UK-based company can transfer its application or authorisation e.g. to an only representative in the EU. We recommend that you make a formal agreement with the only representative that takes effect at the same time as the transition period expires. The transfer shall be notified in REACH-IT as early as possible following the instructions in the 'How to transfer your UK REACH registrations prior to the UK withdrawal from the EU' guide.
- Follow the development of the UK’s chemical legislation regarding authorisation obligations, as UK law will apply to you after the transition period.
- Set up an agreement with an only representative that takes effect after the transition period.
- If the authorisation is transferred to another holder, the original authorisation holder needs to notify ECHA of the change through REACH-IT.
- EU Commission notice to stakeholders on chemicals regulation 30/03/2020
- Act and prepare for ‘no deal Brexit’ to stay on the market and keep supplies 12/09/2019
- Companies recommended to transfer registrations before the UK’s withdrawal 03/04/2019
- Act now to stay on the EU market after the UK’s withdrawal 08/02/2019
- ECHA updates information for companies on UK withdrawal from EU 11/10/2018