The new European chemical legislation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, REACH (Regulation (EC) N° 1904/2006), entered into effect June 1, 2007. In the past, if a substance was on the European Union (EU) inventory (i.e., EINECS, NLP), anyone could use that inventory number and manufacture or import that substance. REACH requires that each substance being manufactured or imported into the EU must be pre-registered or registered by the manufacturer or importer. The pre-registration and registration number is specific to the substance and that manufacturer or importer. 


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