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Mar. 20 EU: REACH fee regulation updated: lower amounts for SMEs

This news alert is brought to you by the ECHA.

Following the Commission’s decision, the reduction awarded to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in registration and authorisation fees will be increased by 5 percentage points. This is to lessen the impact of complying with REACH obligations on SMEs.

In order to avoid any negative effect on ECHA’s revenues, the standard registration fees and charges will be increased by 4 per cent and the standard authorisation fees by 3.5 per cent. Moreover, all fees will for the first time be adjusted for the inflation that was recorded in the EU in 2011, which was 3.1 per cent. REACH fees have not been updated in the four consecutive years (from 2009 to 2012).

The new fees enter into force on 22 March 2013, one day after the amendment of the fee regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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