ECHA | Act now – updated IT tools and Brexit advice for companies

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Helsinki, 5 November 2020 – ECHA has updated its IT tools and dedicated web section on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU including Q&As with advice to companies.

The transition period of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU ends on 31 December 2020, and the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland starts to apply from 1 January 2021.

REACH, CLP, the BPR, PIC and POPs will continue to apply in Northern Ireland (UK(NI)) after the transition period, but will no longer apply in the rest of the UK (UK(GB)).

Downstream users in the EU/EEA should check the list of substances registered only by UK companies on ECHA’s website to see if they need to take action before the end of the transition period. If they plan to get their supply from the UK(GB) after the end of the transition period, they should register the substance themselves as an importer, unless the registration has been transferred to the EU/EEA.



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