REACH is the
new community legislation regarding registration, evaluation, authorisation and
restriction of chemical substances (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).
Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 replaces several Community laws and complements other environmental and safety legislation. It aims at achieving a higher level of environmental protection and human health by promoting greater knowledge and greater control over the chemicals in the market.
REACH applies to all manufacturers, importers and users of chemical substances, as well as importers and producers of articles with similar chemical substances aimed at being intentionally released.