ECHA guidance on intermediates
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued guidance on the requirements for intermediates under the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. The guidance is aimed at registrants and downstream users. Certain uses of intermediates under strictly controlled conditions are eligible for special derogations under REACH, such as reduced registration requirements and exemption from authorisation. The guidance provides practical examples to help companies assess if their substances and uses are eligible for such derogations. It is available on the ECHA’s website at: http://echa.europa.eu.