REACH 2018

Are you affected by the deadline?

If you manufacture phase-in chemical substances[1] or import them from outside the EU above one tonne per year, you will have registration obligations under REACH. Additionally, if you manufacture or import a product (mixture, article), it may contain substances that need to be registered individually.

If you have pre-registered phase-in substances that you manufacture or import from outside the EU above one tonne but not more than 100 tonnes per year and have not already registered them, the REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018 concerns you.

If you have not pre-registered any chemical substance that you manufacture or import from outside the EU above one tonne per year, you must register prior to placing such substances on the market (including importation)

If you are an importer of chemical substances, you can request your non-EU supplier to use the Registration by your supplier’s Only Representative


REACH: EFCTC members are committed to ensure joint work for the preparation of registration for chemicals of interest for its members.

The Regulation 2006/1907/EC

The Regulation 2006/1907/EC concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) was finally adopted by EU Member States in December 2006. It has entered into force on 1 June, 2007.The legislation should ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as free movement of substances. Manufacturers and importers of substances in quantities of 1 tonne or more shall submit a registration to the European Chemical Agency.

Manufacturers and importers are encouraged to collaborate to the preparation of registration dossiers, by sharing information on hazard and exposure for the chemical substances. The formation of voluntary consortia will facilitate the information sharing.

… and EFCTC activities

EFCTC members are committed to ensure joint work for the preparation of registration for chemicals of interest for its members. EFCTC members will pre-register all the chemicals in this list.

Discussions have started to organize voluntary consortia. EFCTC members have already worked in consortia for voluntary programs (PAFT, ICCA HPV, JACC reports) and they believe the most efficient way to comply with REACH requirements is to form consortia.

As pre-registration is effective between 1 June and 1 December 2008 and most registration of EFCTC substances should be done before 1 December 2010, the voluntary programs (PAFT, ICCA HPV, JACC reports) previously undertaken for a number of EFCTC substances, provide a solid basis for the formation of early consortia, desirable to ensure relevant exchange of information on hazards, uses and exposure of substances.

For more information on EFCTC activities on REACH or if you are interested in joining any of the voluntary registration consortia, please send an e-mail to


EFCTC position papers on REACH

REACH timetable

  • 1 June 2007 REACH entered into force
  • 1 June 2008 Pre-registration period startes
    European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) provides information rules
  • 1 December 2008 Pre-registration period ends
    Deadline for review of PBT and vPvB substances
  • 1 January 2009 ECHA publishes list of pre-registered substances and commences listing substances potentially requiring authorisation
  • 1 December 2010 Registration deadline for phase-in substances manufactured or imported 1,000 tonnes + per annum; CMRs categories 1 and 2 over 1 tpa and R50/53 classified aquatic toxins over 100 tpa.

Cefic joins the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Cefic joins the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in urging companies to form Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEFs) for the Registration process under REACH. Please note that Participation in a SIEF is mandatory for pre-registrants intending to register. ECHA information about SIEFs is available at In order to help companies, Cefic is providing on its website documents and tools to support the SIEF activities. Last but not least: Industry has developed a SIEF communication tool: SIEF reach, which facilitates the coordination and discussions in SIEF as well as the discussions SIEFs – consortia. Cefic urges its companies and federation members to send these references and links to their network.

For more information please contact:


Sunanda Banerjee
Senior Counsellor Communications
+ 32 2 676 74 97

List of chemicals EFCTC members will pre-register and organize consortia for registration

Substance CAS number
HCFC 22 Chlorodifluoromethane 75-45-6
HFC 23 Trifluoromethane 75-46-7
HFC 32 Difluoromethane 75-10-5
HCFC 123 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1,1-trifluoroethane 306-83-2
HCFC 124 1-chloro-1,2,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethane 2837-89-0
HFC 125 Pentafluoroethane 354-33-6
HFC 134a 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane 811-97-2
HFC 142b 1,1 difluoroethane 75-68-3
HFC 143a 1,1,1 trifluoroethane 420-46-2
HFC 152a 1,1 difluoroethane 75-37-6
PFC 218 Octafluoropropane 76-19-7
HFC 227ea 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane 431-89-0
CFC 11 Trichlorofluoromethane 75-69-4
CFC 12 Dichlorodifluoromethane 75-71-8
CFC 113 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane 76-13-1
CFC 114 Dichlorotetrafluoroethane 76-14-2
SF6 Sulphur hexafluoride 2551-62-4
Note: CFCs are used for feedstock and regulated essential uses.