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Guidance for Annex V: Exemptions from the obligation to register

(in English)

Article 2(7)(b) of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) and its amendment by Regulation (EC) No 987/2008 of 8 October 2008 sets out criteria for exempting substances covered by Annex V from the registration, downstream user and evaluation requirements. These criteria are formulated in a very general way. This guidance is intended to give more explanations and background information for applying the different exemptions and give clarifications when an exemption could be applied and when not. It should be noted that the companies benefiting from an exemption must provide the authorities (on request) with appropriate information to show that their substances qualify for the exemption. Where reaction products are exempted under Annex V as amended by Regulation (EC) No 987/2008, the occurrence of which is, however foreseeable and which may have consequences for risk management measures, appropriate safety information must be communicated through the supply chain in accordance with title IV of the Regulation.

Bibliographic information

Guidance for Annex V: Exemptions from the obligation to register. 
1. edition. Helsinki: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2012. pages 55, PDF-Datei

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