Fees and charges
The REACH Regulation requires that companies pay in connection with certain services delivered by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). These payments are intended to cover the cost of the service provided.
Specifically, the REACH Regulation requires that fees or charges are paid for:
- registration of chemicals,
- request (in a registration submission) that certain information is kept confidential,
- certain updates of registration submissions,
- notification to the Agency of product and process orientated research and development activities with a view to obtain an exemption from the obligation to register,
- an extension of the exemption indicated above,
- application for an authorisation for chemicals included in Annex XIV of REACH,
- review of an authorisation,
- appeals to the Board of Appeal of the Agency.
The details on the fees and charges payable to ECHA can be found in the Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 of 16 April 2008, as amended by the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 254/2013 of 20 March 2013.