The Commission reminds companies that they must register the most widely used or most dangerous chemicals by the deadline of 30 November 2010. Registration is one of the milestones of REACH, the EU Regulation on chemicals and their safe use Companies are also reminded that they must notify the Classification and Labelling of their chemicals to European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by 3 January 2011.

As of 10 September about 4000 dossiers have been submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the rate is increasing very rapidly. Companies are urged to finalise their dossiers and submit them as soon as possible. Lead registrars are encouraged to register by 30 September, to allow a safety margin in case of problems with their registrations and sufficient time for other registrars to introduce their dossiers before end November. Companies must submit their dossier electronically via the EU Regulation on chemicals and their safe use Companies (REACH-IT) tool.

Companies are also reminded that they need to reclassify the substances they sell according to new rules on Classification and Labelling of hazardous substances by 1 December 2010, and then notify the classifications to ECHA by 3 January 2011.

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