Health and Safety Executive

REMINDER: Downstream User Import Notifications (DUINs) are required by 27 October 2021

The DUIN process enables existing supply chains to continue and allows businesses time to determine how best to comply with the registration obligations under UK REACH.

However, to keep the chemical substances in their supply chains on the UK market, businesses need to make sure that the relevant substances are  eventually registered for UK REACH purposes.

You will be able to make use of this notification provision if you:

  • Have acquired importer obligations under UK REACH as a previous downstream user or distributor of a substance covered by an EU-based registration, or
  • you were previously covered by an Only Representative in the EU/EEA you are able to make use of this notification provision to ensure continuity of supply.

Downstream users can notify the HSE of their intention to continue importing substances from the EU or EEA by 27 October 2021 using a Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN).