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Never Mind IUCLID: Study Identifies Costs As Biggest Obstacle To SMEs’ REACH Registration

Executive Summary

An ECHA-commissioned study finds the substantial cost of REACH compliance has SMEs considering portfolio rationalization, reduced production levels and other tactics to circumvent registration. According to ECHA, the study "confirms uncertainties" about SMEs' intentions as the May 31, 2018 phase-in deadline for low-tonnage chemicals draws closer, and the agency is exploring solutions accordingly.


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