REACH Resource Center

Our integrated team of lawyers, scientists, and technical consultants applies an unrivalled depth of understanding to the practical and strategic challenges of REACH.  This REACH Resources Center provides access to a range of materials explaining the intricacies and evolution of REACH.  Please navigate to relevant material using links to information below.  If you do not find what you are looking for or wish to discuss your issue further, please contact a member of our REACH team at REACH@steptoe.com or +32 2 626 0572.

Are you REACH Compliant Today?

REACH affects all substances on their own, in mixtures (preparations) and in articles.  It covers substances manufactured in or placed on the European Economic Area (EEA) market (the 28 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).  Even substances in small quantities (under the one metric ton threshold for compulsory registration) may be subject to obligations under REACH, including those concerning restrictions, authorization, and safety data sheets (SDS).

The broad scope affects all actors in the supply chain—not only chemical companies.  Substance producers, importers, formulators, and exporters to the EEA have REACH obligations.  REACH also applies to manufacturers of semi-finished and finished products.  REACH has transferred responsibility and costs for data generation on chemical safety to industry and strict time limits must be respected in order to maintain market access.

Legal Counsel, Only Representative, and more

Steptoe helps its clients understand and comply with all aspects of the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals).  Read more.

Recent Engagements:

  • Acting as OR for non-EU manufacturers
  • Data sharing negotiations and related disputes before ECHA’s Board of Appeal

Recent engagements include work in the following sectors:

  • Biocides
  • Biotechnology
  • Commodity chemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics
  • Flavors
  • Food
  • Fragrances
  • Medical devices
  • Metals
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Pesticides
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers
  • Rubber goods
  • Textiles
  • Toys
  • Waste

Recent Seminars & Events

Our REACH team participates in a wide range of seminars and events.  Click here to view our recent and upcoming REACH events. 

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