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Regulation (EU) No 1907/2006 concerns the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemical substances. It also contains requirements addressed to the users of chemicals, unlike previous legislation.

Consolidated text

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency 
(last consolidated on 14 July 2016).


Not included in the consolidation of  the REACH Regulation:

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/266 of 7 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 (test methods).

Commission Regulation (EU) 848/2012 of 19 September 2012 amending Annex XVII (phenylmercury compounds).

Go to basic regulation, all versions and amendments of REACH in EUR-Lex.

Links to information on REACH on the ECHA web pages

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) assists companies in complying with the legislation, promotes the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals, and addresses chemicals that are of concern.
All the links below take you to ECHA.