To avoid a general blocking of chemicals production the EU has introduced a transition period: All recently produced or imported chemicals had to be pre-registered latest on 30/11/2008 to get the exemption to continue the production up to the final registration. For existing European producers the time frame has been running out.
Now only European producers with new products and Non-EU companies which are new importers have the chance to for a so called “Late Pre-Registration”. This additional transition period ends one year before the final registration is required. (Example: for mass band > 1000 MT the final registration is required latest on 30/11/2010. In this case the “late pre-registration” period will end 30/11/2009.
To pre-register and to register you need special knowledge, the cooperation with other companies producing or importing the same substance under the legal conditions of REACh and an office in one of the European countries.