Fees and charges payable under REACH adopted
The fees and charges that will be charged for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals under the new REACH registration procedures have been published today in the Official Journal. The fees and charges will apply with the start of registrations of chemical substances on 1st June 2008. The basic registration fee will range from €1600 for substances produced in volumes below ten tonnes, to €31000 for those above 1000 tonnes. There will be up to 90% discounts for smaller firms and 25% reduction for firms that cooperate together on registrations. The fees payable to European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, which will manage these operational processes, was approved by the Committee of Member State representatives in December.