REACH requires companies to register their chemical substances and has been in force since June 2007. Article 22 dictates that all registrants should keep their dossier up to date “without undue delay”. This includes tonnage updates, legal entity information, safety documentation, risk assessments and classification and labelling alterations.
In October 2020, ECHA provided further clarifications in an effort to provide guidance on when an update is required. This indicated their transfer of focus to one of dossier maintenance.