Licence to Use (LTU)
For companies with REACH or CLP obligations for substances which are not managed by the Lead REACH Consortium, use of Consortium data may help to reduce the amount of information they would otherwise need to generate. The Lead REACH Consortium has prepared a License to Use (LTU) Agreement which allows entities to use its data for such purposes, including for read-across to target substances.
Data held by the Consortium may also have significance for non-EU legislative compliance. The Consortium has therefore revised its legal agreements to facilitate the use of data for such purposes and encourages non-EU companies and consortia to apply for the right to use Lead REACH Consortium information.
Lead REACH Consortium members, who already have ownership of the data, and non-members alike will need to obtain an LTU from the Consortium to allow the use of the data in non-EU territories.
The LTU can either be applied for by a single legal entity or by a consortium representing the interests of a number of entities. For a single entity, the Lead REACH Consortium charges a fee based on the number of target substances and the annual tonnage manufactured or imported into the EU in each case. In the case of an application from a consortium, the fee charged is based on the highest declared tonnage of the substance in that consortium as well as the number of members.
For members of the Lead REACH Consortium requiring an LTU, the cost takes into consideration the company’s current data ownership; additional fees and costs may apply depending on tonnage(s), and particularly for non-EU legislative compliance purposes in the event that the entity’s non-EU tonnage is higher than its declared EU tonnage.
Requesting an LTU
Interested companies should contact the Secretariat to request an LTU. They would need to provide the Secretariat with details of their intentions, specifying the substance(s) for which the data would be used and, where requested for purposes other than REACH, for which jurisdiction. Template agreements and additional information on applying for an LTU are available below.
Consortium LTU documents
- LTU Agreement – EU use – Single entity
- LTU Agreement – EU use – Consortia
- Additional information form
- LTU Agreement – non-EU use – Single entity
- LTU Agreement – non-EU use – Single entity (existing member of the Lead REACH Consortium)
- LTU Agreement – non-EU use – Consortia
- Additional information form – LTU for non-EU use