Helsinki - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has called on companies to prepare for a no-deal UK withdrawal from the European Union before the end of 12 April.
Companies, it said, should transfer their UK registrations for REACH to an EU-27-based company before the deadline and not leave the transaction “to the last minute.”
Up to the end of March, more than 4,800 registrations had either been transferred or were awaiting a legal entity change, according to the ECHA.
REACH has approximately 12,000 UK registrations in total, the Helsinki-based agency also noted in its statement issued 3 April.
In February, ECHA opened a “Brexit window” in REACH regulations for UK-based companies to make timely changes to their registrations.
The window will stay open until the end-of-day 12 April, the current default date for the UK to leave the European Union.