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ECHA’s Brexit window to stay open beyond 30 March

The European Council has changed the UK withdrawal date to either 12 April or 22 May 2019. ECHA advises companies to continue their preparations for the UK withdrawal without a transition period. Respectively, the ‘Brexit window’ will stay open beyond the 30 March, subject to further developments.

Helsinki, 25 March 2019 – The European Council decided that the UK withdrawal date will be either 12 April 2019 or 22 May 2019. Which of these dates apply, will depend on a further vote of the House of Commons on the draft Withdrawal Agreement that the European Council endorsed on 25 November 2018.

ECHA will amend its advice in accordance with further developments. Meanwhile, previous advice and instructions for companies published by ECHA remain valid.

Since the beginning of this year, UK-based companies have initiated the transfer of approximately 3 000 registrations to EU-27 companies.