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New REACH restrictions

The number of restricted substances listed in REACH has increased with an additional 33 highlighted in Annex XVII entry 72.

One of the most significant REACH updates in recent years will come into effect on 1st November 2020, when restrictions begin to apply for 33 substances listed in Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1513. These restrictions are intended to be applicable for textiles, with clothing and footwear specifically mentioned. However, there are important exemptions that will be highlighted in this article.



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