European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) along with European commission, support Member States and industry agreed to extend some of its deadlines to help chemicals companies to fight against pandemic disease COVID-19 caused by corona virus.

The deadlines extensions detail as follows:

  1. Deadlines for certain processes will also be handled flexibly, including the payment of invoices.
  2. For certain deadlines that fall between now and the end of May 2020, companies will receive an extension of two months. This applies to cases where companies have initially failed to provide a complete registration for their chemicals and were granted a final deadline between March and May 2020, as well as for requests for further information related to confidentiality claims.
  3. An extension of 30 days will also apply for companies to comment on ECHA’s draft decisions in cases where a registration has been considered incompliant with legal requirements.

More information on these arrangements will be published soon and duty holders will also be informed directly through ECHA’s IT systems.


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