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Update to Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) under UK REACH and how to join “UK SIEFS” for substance registration

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Update to Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) under UK REACH and how to join “UK SIEFS” for substance registration

The Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) facility is now on-line and submissions can be made through the portal (how to comply with reach chemical regulations). The official DUIN notification period is from 1st May to 28th October 2021.

The DUIN facility is for companies which do not have an EU REACH registration, which they can grandfather under UK REACH, and have to become an importer. A DUIN allows companies to continue importing under UK REACH up to the UK REACH registration deadline which is dependent on the tonnage band of the substance.

To complete a DUIN for a substance, details of the company carrying out the notification and all available information should be provided. This can be provided in a spreadsheet which can be downloaded from HSE UK REACH web site.

Some of the information required in the spreadsheet includes: the REACH Registration number of the supplier, EC, CAS and any other reference numbers/code, classification under CLP/GHS  and analytical information used to confirm the substance identity.

Substances notified under DUIN, which are to be registered under UK REACH, are regarded as “new registrations”.

This means that to be linked with the companies who have completed grandfathering under UK REACH, DUIN applicants need to submit an inquiry dossier. The inquiry dossier needs to be prepared in IUCLID as per ECHA guidance but submitted through how-to-comply-with-reach-chemical-regulations

Upon acceptance of the inquiry dossier, UK importers will be linked with other registrants and join a “UK SIEF” which will allow companies to share data costs when registering under UK REACH.

For further information or advice on compliance with UK REACH please contact peter.godfrey@cea-res.co.uk or neil.stearn@cea-res.co.uk.

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