Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/878 of 18 June 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Jurisdiction: EU

Commencement: 1 January 2021

Amends: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as amended

Mini Summary

Annex II to the REACH Regulation sets out requirements concerning the content and format of Safety Data Sheets. Annex II will be revised from 1st January 2021 (though old Safety Data Sheets may continue to be provided until 31st December 2022).



Annex II to ‘REACH’ sets out the requirements for content and format of Safety Data Sheets. Annex II is amended to incorporate revisions to the Globally Harmonised System for classification and labelling of chemicals. The changes include a requirement for provision of information where relevant, about endocrine disruptors (natural and man-made chemicals which mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones). The new requirements apply from 1st January 2021, but Safety Data Sheets which do not comply with the revised requirements will still be accepted until 31st December 2022.   


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