EU Amends the Entries of CMRs in Annex XVII of REACH Regulation

May 4, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases Directive 2018/675, amending the entries of CMRs in Annex XVII of REACH Regulation. This regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the OJ. It shall apply from December 1, 2018 except that, to the extent that paragraph 2 of the Annex applies to the substance ‘formaldehyde … %’, that paragraph shall apply from the date of entry into force. Here are the highlights of the amendment:

  1. Column 1 of entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII is replaced by the following:REACH regulation
  2. In Appendix 2 (for Entry 28 – Carcinogens belonging to category 1B or 2), the following entries are inserted in the table:
  3. In Appendix 4 (for Entry 29 – Mutagens belonging to category 1B or 2), the following entries are inserted in the table:REACH regulation
  4. In Appendix 6 (for Entry 30 – Reproductive toxicants belonging to category 1B or 2), the following entries are inserted in the table: 

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