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“N,N–dimethylformamide is an aprotic medium polar organic solvent classified as toxic to reproduction 1B, acute toxicant 4 (inhalation and dermal route) and as an eye irritant 2 in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. N,N–dimethylformamide is a high production volume substance used in many industrial settings and professional activities across Europe.”

With this paragraph the European Commission introduces the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/2030 of 19 November 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards N,N-dimethylformamide. 

Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is amended in accordance with the following entry, restricting the use and placing of the market of the substance N,N-dimethylformamide:

What does this mean for you?

If you use the substance N,N-dimethylformamide or place it on the market on its own, as a constituent of other substances, or in mixtures, it will depend on your use and % of concentration of this substance what your obligations will be and from which date they must be applied. 

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REACH | November 25, 2021

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