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 1 december 2018).

Amendments and corrections

Amendments and corrections not included in the consolidation of  the REACH Regulation: 

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

Basic regulation

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006.

EU Regulations based on the REACH Regulation

Regulation on test methods (EC) No 440/2008 (last consolidated 2017-05-18).
All versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Regulation on fees and charges (EC) No 340/2008 (last consolidated 2018-07-15)
All versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Implementing Regulation on joint submission of data and data-sharing (EU) No 2016/9
All versions and amendments are available 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.
The links below take you to ECHA.

Understanding Reach

Guidance documents