Factsheet: REACH (Reg. 1907/2006)

REACH (Reg. 1907/2006)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
REACH - Regulation No 1907/2006 of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending certain Directives
Description: 
REACH is the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate chemicals in terms of risks for human health and the environment.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2007
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014