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REACH regulation 2006/121/EC

REACH regulation 2006/121/EC

REACH regulation 2006/121/EC:

What is REACH:

REACH Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction aims to reduce the damage of chemicals on human health and the environment.

This regulation replaces the existing 40 instructions and regulations regarding production, import, export, and sale of chemical.

REACH time frame

On December 18, 2006, the EU Council Directive 2006/121/EC amend Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous substances was published in the Official Journal on December 30, 2006 and was carried out from June, 2007 1st.

European Chemicals Agency ECHA formally announced the first batch of 15 kinds of SVHC on October 28, 2008.

It’s expected that about 30.000 kinds of substances in use today must be registered in the European Chemicals Agency ECHA before June 2018.


If the product contains 15 kinds of SVHC high concern substances substances and the total amount is more than 0.1, while production volume or import volume reaches or more than one ton, then it’s required that all the "existing" or "new" chemical substances must be registered to provide safety information to use.

What is SVHC?

SVHC refers to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic substances 1 or 2 classes, "persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances" or "very high durability and very bioaccumulative" substances, such substances cause endocrine-disrupting and upon scientific evidence, they bring serious impact on human health and the environment.

Application Scope of REACH:

REACH requires manufacturers or importers who launch more than one ton of chemicals or chemicals in the products into the EU market per year to register the chemical substances.

Exemptions scope of REACH:

- substances free from the jurisdiction of REACH radioactive materials, waste, non-independent intermediate, re-export of material

- special exemption substances pharmaceuticals, food, foodstuff

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