Regulatory guidance



Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/979 Amending Annexes VII and XI to the REACH Regulation

Date: 22 March 2022

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/979 was adopted on 17 June 2021 and has been in effect since 8 January 2022. The objective of the amendments are to:

  • Provide more clarity on the obligations of registrants and the role of ECHA
  • Increase legal certainty of the evaluation practise
  • Ensure that animal testing is performed at appropriately high dose levels
  • Modifying general rules for adaptation concerning existing data, weight of evidence and read-across/grouping

The amendment will likely trigger REACH dossier updates.
For your convenience, we have compared the differences between the old and new regulations and summed them up for you in this table.