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UK - Regulation

The EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law, as amended by the REACH (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, on 1st January 2021 and is now known as UK REACH. UK REACH will now regulate the market access to Great Britain (GB) i.e. England, Scotland and Wales. 

UK REACH has been described as mirroring its EU counterpart. With the aim of assisting the many exporters likely to be affected by the repeal of EU REACH in the Great Britain, UK REACH provides comprehensive transitional arrangements. Such arrangements concern both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA based exporters dealing with substances which are already registered under EU REACH and now wishing to maintain access to the GB. Transitional provisions are, however, not applicable to those who will place the substances for the first time in the GB market.