Reach only representative Germany

All About Appointing a REACH Only Representative in Germany

Ger­many sup­ports lib­er­al­iza­tion of inter­na­tion­al trade and open mar­ket for pro­mot­ing glob­al eco­nom­ic growth and improved stan­dard of liv­ing. As such, only a few goods import­ed in Ger­many are sub­ject to direct mar­ket reg­u­la­tions. But since, Ger­many is a mem­ber of Euro­pean Union oth­er mar­ket reg­u­la­tions are applied to all imports with­in EU.

The Euro­pean Chem­i­cal Agency applies reg­u­la­tions to all chem­i­cals import­ed or man­u­fac­tured with­in EU, includ­ing Ger­many. There­fore, in order to advance trade in Ger­many, every US exporter needs to ful­fill REACH registration.

It must be not­ed here that accord­ing to the ECHA guide­lines, only an EU based nat­ur­al or legal per­son is eli­gi­ble to reg­is­ter under REACH. As such, US exporters are left with only two options- either ask importers to ful­fill REACH oblig­a­tions, or to appoint a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to car­ry out the required reg­is­tra­tion of the sub­stances being import­ed. This post will answer all your ques­tions about how you can hire a REACH OR.

Who can be appointed as a REACH OR?

Any Euro­pean Union based nat­ur­al per­son or legal enti­ty that has suf­fi­cient knowl­edge about var­i­ous chem­i­cal sub­stances and their prac­ti­cal han­dling can be appoint­ed as a REACH OR. Appoint­ing a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive makes the importers a down­stream user and hence free from the oblig­a­tion of reg­is­ter­ing under REACH.

CAPLINQ offers reli­able REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ser­vices to US-based chem­i­cal exporters and assumes the risk and respon­si­bil­i­ty of your Ger­man buy­ers import­ing chem­i­cals into Europe. Appoint­ing CAPLINQ as your REACH OR will free you and your Ger­man importers from the respon­si­bil­i­ty of ful­fill­ing reg­is­tra­tion and oth­er REACH obligations.

What’s the procedure of appointing a REACH OR?

Appoint­ing a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is a mat­ter of mutu­al agree­ment between a non-Euro­pean sup­pli­er and the Euro­pean per­son or enti­ty who is being appoint­ed as a REACH OR. The US chem­i­cal com­pa­nies are required to send a let­ter con­firm­ing the appoint­ment to their REACH OR.

While fil­ing the reg­is­tra­tion dossier, the Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is required to attach this let­ter in the field of “Offi­cial Assign­ment from non EU man­u­fac­tur­er”. When the respon­si­bil­i­ty of REACH reg­is­tra­tion is del­e­gat­ed to a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, all the Euro­pean importers in the sup­ply chain become down­stream users and are released of any reg­u­la­tions. A REACH OR can rep­re­sent more than one non-EEA suppliers.

What does a REACH Only Representative require for preparing the registration?

The appoint­ed REACH OR is required to sub­mit a reg­is­tra­tion dossier or a pre-reg­is­tra­tion to ben­e­fit from the extend­ed dead­lines for phase-in substances.

For the REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the reg­is­tra­tion, the US chem­i­cal com­pa­ny will be required to sup­ply all the rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion about their prod­ucts, includ­ing the cor­rect iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber, nam­ing of every sub­stance and oth­er infor­ma­tion regard­ing its composition.

Infor­ma­tion regard­ing the intrin­sic prop­er­ties of the sub­stances is also required to com­ply with the REACH regulations.

CAPLINQ is an expe­ri­enced REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive hav­ing pro­fi­cien­cy in han­dling chem­i­cal sub­stances. We can be an unfail­ing part­ner as a REACH ONLY Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for your busi­ness, mak­ing sure that you can always take advan­tage of busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties in Europe and oth­er countries.

Con­tact us now to learn more about REACH Ser­vices and under­stand how to appoint a REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ser­vice to expand your ser­vices to Ger­many and oth­er Euro­pean coun­tries. You can also vis­it for more information.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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