Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH)
Brexit changes to the REACH regulations
If you’re based in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), you’ll need to follow UK REACH regulations to manufacture, import, sell or distribute chemical substances or mixtures.
- HSE: UK REACH explained
- HSE: REACH after Brexit
- GOV.UK: How to comply with UK REACH chemical regulations
If based in Northern Ireland you will still have to comply with the EU REACH regulations:
If you use, supply or manufacture chemical substances, or import them from outside the European Union (EU), you need to find out what duties you have under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. Make sure you know what you must do and when.
REACH aims to protect human health and the environment through the control of chemical substances. Most businesses use chemicals in some way, so REACH is likely to affect you.
REACH applies to a wide range of chemical substances, and chemicals in preparations or mixtures including coatings, pigments, dyes, inks and cleaning products. It also applies to chemical substances contained in finished products or articles, whether you are manufacturing or supplying them within the UK or EU, or importing them.
EU-Exit guidance: From UK Government
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