Deadline applies to UK companies who are submitting new registrations or updating an existing registration.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is reminding UK businesses that all registration processes on dossiers will be terminated if they are not fully completed before the end of the transition period on the 31st December 2020.
In a briefing note, the ECHA added that the deadline applies to UK companies who are submitting new registrations or updating an existing one.
In addition, any transfer of registrations by a UK company needs to be initiated before 31st December and accepted by the successor as soon as possible in 2021, and at the latest 31st March 2021. Failing to do so will lead to revocation of the registrations.
The ECHA said what this means in practice after the transition period, is that all pending UK submissions in REACH-IT will be terminated, no registration numbers will be issued to UK companies, UK companies cannot perform any actions as duty holders in REACH-IT and all registrations held by or returned to UK companies will be revoked gradually in REACH-IT.
The ECHA added that the changes outlined do not apply to dossiers submitted by companies in Northern Ireland.
Further information and detail on registration changes can be found on the ECHA's website: