The deadline to submit a Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) officially expired on October 27, 2021. However, HSE recently updated its online guidance on UK REACH and announced that DUINs can still be notified, although a clear timeframe was not provided for late notifications.
Consequently, eligible GB-based importers and non-GB-based exporters should take appropriate measures to submit their DUIN as soon as possible.
DUIN is a transitional arrangement set out under UK REACH. It allows GB-based importers and non-GB-based exporters to maintain access to the GB-market for their substance provided that:
After submitting a DUIN, notifiers have 2, 4, or 6 years to comply with the requirement to register their substances (depending on the risk profile and the tonnage band).
Lastly, manufacturers and importers placing substances into the GB market should keep in mind that Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must now be prepared in accordance with UK REACH. SDS needs to be provided for hazardous chemicals being supplied for use at work, whether packaged or not. SDS also needs to be provided for chemicals that are not classified as hazardous but contain hazardous substances.
Last Update: 2021-11-12