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Bank transfer is the only accepted payment method. Other types of payment, such as cheque, banker's draft or cash, are not accepted by ECHA.
Payments should be executed in Euros only and it must be ensured that the full amount of the invoice is received by ECHA. Deductions of bank charges, from exchange rate differences or of any other costs will lead to an underpayment of the invoice.
The following bank details are indicated on all invoices issued under the REACH Regulation until 30.06.2019:
Bank: OP Corporate Bank plc, Gebhardinaukio 1, 00510 Helsinki, Finland Account number: 500001-20243349 IBAN: FI98 5000 0120 2433 49 BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
The following bank details are indicated on all invoices issued under the REACH Regulation as from 01.07.2019:
Bank: ING Belgium, Avenue Marnix 24, 1000 Brussels, Belgium IBAN: BE93 3631 8789 1767 BIC/SWIFT: BBRUBEBB
We strongly advise you apply the bank details indicated on your invoice in your payment instruction. However, you may choose to settle all your invoice as from 01 July 2019 against the new bank account held with ING Belgium.
Please note that separate instructions for the payment of Appeal Fees exist. These are explained in the relevant section of the Board of Appeal on ECHA's webpage.
In the payment instruction, the invoice number should be indicated as the reference number. According to Article 17(1) of the REACH Fee Regulation (EU) No340/2008, in its latest version (see Q&A ID 716), every payment must indicate the invoice number. Thus, in the free text message/communications or reference field of the payment you should indicate only the payment reference indicated on the invoice. It is comprised of eight digits and you will find it next to ECHA's bank details on the invoice. This is very important, as your payment is automatically processed by REACH-IT. Please instruct your accounts payable/payments department and your bank accordingly.