01 May 2008

Mandatory collaboration of all registrants under REACH

Under the new REACH Regulation1 all chemical substances will have to be registered with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

This includes petroleum substances that are manufactured in, or imported into, the European Economic Area (EEA), either as such or in preparations or—depending on certain criteria—in articles. Registration is an obligation for each individual legal entity that manufactures or imports a substance.