ECHA has published some Q&A that might help some companies avoid authorization applications under REACH here

  • Upstream activities are exempt if the end use is exempt.  E.g.:
  • R&D – manufacturing and processing of chemicals for use in R&D
  • Manufacture of a chemical on the authorization list is OK – it’s the use that may need authorization
  • Medical device raw materials – if the medical device has no environmental concerns
  • Fuels used in closed systems and the upstream activities

EHS Strategies, Inc. can help you identify how REACH impacts your products.

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