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How Will the Brexit affect Your Business?

The UK withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. UK based companies are advised to transfer registrations and other regulatory "assets" to EU companies before the end of the transition period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement on 31 December 2020.

If your company is based in the EU/EEA, you will be affected whenever your supply chains as a customer or supplier extend to the UK.

If your company is established in the UK, the EU chemicals legislation, which includes REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC, will no longer apply to you after the transition period if your chemical substances, mixtures or articles, biocidal products or active substances are placed on the market only in the UK. This is also the case if you export certain chemicals directly to non-EU/EEA countries from the UK.

If your business is in any way connected to the remaining 27 EU Member States or the EEA countries, you will have to prepare for changes.

Your Role in Brexit

Companies must keep an even closer eye on their supply chains after Brexit.
Any substances bought from UK-based suppliers which are registered under REACH, will not be legally registered after the transition period ends.

To change that, the UK based supplier will need to appoint an only representative within the EU/EEA.
Alternatively, you can choose to register the substance on your behalf as an importer.

In case your UK-based supplier is currently an importer of the substance from outside the EU/EEA,
they can move their importing activity to the /EU/EEA.
Or, again, you can choose to register the substance on your behalf as an importer.

If you require access to the UK market after the transition period, you or your UK based clients will need to comply with UK-REACH.
IF you are eligible, you can either appoint an UK based Only Representative or support your UK based clients with their registration efforts under UK REACH. In a first step so called Downstream User Import Notifications (DUIN) need to be submitted to HSE in order to be able to further place products on the UK market.

Either way, with offices not only in the US but also in Germany and the UK, we are your strong partner in all questions regarding EU-REACH and Brexit.

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