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UK Dept for Setting, Meals & Rural Affairs Publishes UK REACH

The UK (UK) Division for Setting, Meals & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has printed a UK REACH: Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances Checklist. In response to an merchandise within the Well being and Security Govt’s (HSE) October 1, 2021, UK REACH eBulletin, the checklist comprises the names and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)/European Group (EC) numbers for substances taken from notifications made underneath UK REACH Article 127B(4)(a). Article 127B(4)(a) required registrants of a former European Union (EU) Registration, Analysis, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical compounds (REACH) registration grandfathered into UK REACH to inform HSE of fundamental details about their registration. These preliminary transitional information have been submitted to HSE utilizing the Adjust to UK REACH service. The checklist covers information supplied by July 1, 2021. HSE states that the substance data on the checklist has been taken from preliminary transitional information and that its accuracy shouldn’t be assured. That disclaimer apart, the discover is a crucial learn for all stakeholders.

In response to HSE, the checklist shouldn’t be a verified checklist of all substances with registrations that have been transferred into UK REACH from EU REACH underneath Article 127A(1). A substance with a transferred registration is not going to seem on the checklist if:

A substance may also not seem on the checklist if the substance is simply imported by a brand new registrant or a former downstream person or distributor.

Corporations based mostly in Nice Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) (GB) that, previous to the top of the Brexit Transition Interval, have been downstream customers or distributors underneath EU REACH are required to inform HSE of their downstream person/distributor standing by submitting a Downstream Person Import Notification (DUIN). It will droop the registration responsibility they now have as importers. A DUIN should be submitted by October 27, 2021. DUIN steering is on the market on the HSE web site. HSE notes that the presence of a substance on the checklist has no impression on the DUIN notification obligation.

Commentary

The Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances Checklist is lengthy awaited. It’s the first publicly accessible itemizing of drugs that have been eligible for the transitional provision in UK REACH that acknowledges EU REACH registrations held by authorized entities in GB at any time after March 29, 2017 (the date that the UK formally notified its intention to go away the EU), and earlier than the December 31, 2020, finish of the Brexit Transition Interval. Publication of the Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances Checklist is the newest in a sequence of efforts by the UK Authorities to assist decrease the enterprise impacts of Brexit. It offers to most events their first view of the substances which might be grandfathered underneath UK REACH. Whereas the checklist doesn’t establish the grandfathered UK REACH registrants, it might present extra perception to these unable to entry substance data utilizing Adjust to UK REACH (i.e., any authorized entity that has not grandfathered or submitted an inquiry for a particular substance) relating to the authorized entities to interact for information sharing discussions.


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