April 27, 2021 by Rhiannon Smith


As the initial rush is over, and we reach the deadline for grandfathering substances into UK REACH, many companies are looking to the next deadline in October for submitting Downstream User Import Notifications (DUIN). Here at wca, we are providing UK Only Representative (OR) services to a number of EU-based companies to assist them with their UK REACH submissions and maintain their access to the UK market.

This new area of work builds on the skills and experience we have gained through our existing work on EU REACH, from dossier preparation and registration support to data access and cost-sharing. It also allows us to use our knowledge of UK REACH and the ‘comply with UK REACH’ (i.e. REACH IT) software, gained through assisting companies with their grandfathering processes, as well as participating in multiple outreach programs run by the UK authorities to test the comply with UK REACH software as it was developed.

We are looking forward to working with companies through these initial stages, and seeing what challenges arise as companies take the next steps in complying with UK REACH. We are also gearing up to get involved in the data access and cost-sharing negotiations.

If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can discuss with you how to proceed.