This press release is brought to you by the ECHA.


Croatian companies should pay particular attention to pre-registering chemical substances. Croatian companies manufacturing or importing substances in quantities of more than one tonne per year need to pre-register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by 1 January 2014. Companies will then need to make full REACH registrations for substances manufactured or imported at levels over 100 tonnes together with those that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction by 1 July 2014. In addition, they need to classify and label substances on the market according to the CLP Regulation and submit the C&L notification to ECHA by 1 August 2013.


To ensure that companies are aware of their new duties under the EU chemicals legislation and that they understand their rights and responsibilities, ECHA has translated its website and support documents into Croatian. Companies can find this material easily via a Croatian accession page. It contains news and events relevant to Croatian companies, a list of important dates, guidance and tools that are critical for complying with the EU chemicals legislation. The page will be updated regularly.


For more information and the full press release please refer to the “ECHA” link above.