Regulatory Impact Report: The impact of REACH on downstream users
The EU’s REACH Regulation has been in the process of being implemented since 2007 and vast quantities of information have been disseminated about it. Even so, many companies are still, to varying degrees, unaware of how the Regulation actually works and how it will affect them.
REACH has important implications for those who use chemicals – just about every large manufacturing industry, in other words. ‘Downstream users’, as the Regulation defines them, did not have any registration requirements but they do have important obligations in communicating information about the use of chemicals back up the supply chain.