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European REACH Regulation and how we can help as a REACH Only Representative

REACH is the abbre­vi­a­tion of Reg­is­tra­tion, Eval­u­a­tion, and Autho­riza­tion of chem­i­cal. It entered into the force in Euro­pean Union on 1st June, 2007.

It is the reg­u­la­tion of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment which applies to sub­stances import­ed or man­u­fac­tured in the Euro­pean Union quan­ti­ties of one ton or more per year.

REACH pro­tects human health and envi­ron­ment from risks that can be imper­son­at­ed by chem­i­cals. It cov­ers sub­stances of its own, import­ed or man­u­fac­tured in the mar­ket. There­fore, the respon­si­bil­i­ty of pub­lic author­i­ties to the indus­try is always shift­ed by REACH. With regards to man­ag­ing and access­ing chem­i­cal risks.

The pri­ma­ry rea­son for the devel­op­ment of REACH Reg­u­la­tion is that a huge num­ber of sub­stances have been man­u­fac­tured and placed in Euro­pean mar­ket for sev­er­al years. From time to time, in high amounts, and yet there is inad­e­quate infor­ma­tion on the haz­ards they pose to the envi­ron­ment and human health.

These infor­ma­tion gaps are need­ed to be filled to guar­an­tee that indus­try is able to eval­u­ate risks of the sub­stances. So, REACH reg­u­la­tion pro­vides suit­able and pre­cise safe­ty infor­ma­tion for the users. It has a wide impact on com­pa­nies from var­i­ous sec­tors beyond the chem­i­cal indus­try.

Requirements of REACH Regulation

  • Coop­er­a­tion among orga­ni­za­tion
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Emerg­ing tools to mon­i­tor and sup­port orga­ni­za­tions and pub­lic author­i­ties in its imple­men­ta­tion.

Aims and Objec­tives of REACH Reg­u­la­tion

  • To guar­an­tee a high lev­el of human health and healthy envi­ron­ment. Includ­ing the pro­mo­tion of alter­na­tive test pro­ce­dures and also the free flow of sub­stances through the inter­nal mar­ket.
  • High­ly pro­tect the envi­ron­ment and human health from the use of chem­i­cals.
  • Per­mit free move­ment of sub­stances on the Euro­pean Union (EU) mar­ket.
  • Make importers and man­u­fac­tur­ers in account­able for under­stand­ing and han­dling risks asso­ci­at­ed with their use.
  • To increase effec­tive­ness, com­pet­i­tive­ness, and inno­va­tion of the EU chem­i­cal indus­try. 

How can we help as a European REACH Only Representative?

Apart from the chem­i­cal indus­tries, REACH has an impact on oth­er indus­tries such as tex­tile, elec­tron­ics, toys man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­tries etc. Only the orga­ni­za­tions hav­ing a legal pres­ence with­in the EU are per­mit­ted to be REACH only Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and are allowed to sub­mit REACH reg­is­tra­tions dossiers to ECHA (Euro­pean Chem­i­cals Agency). How­ev­er, REACH’s arti­cle 8 allows a non-Euro­pean Union to assign an only rep­re­sen­ta­tive in order to ful­fill the oblig­a­tions of reg­is­tra­tion on their behalf.

REACH only rep­re­sen­ta­tion is a legal enti­ty or nat­ur­al enti­ty, which is estab­lished phys­i­cal­ly in the EEA. It is sim­i­lar to Fis­cal Rep­re­sen­ta­tion but for chem­i­cal sub­stances only. The respon­si­bil­i­ty of REACH rep­re­sen­ta­tives is to release for­eign enti­ty of the account­abil­i­ty of chem­i­cal report­ing to ECHA (Euro­pean Chem­i­cals Agency). REACH

Fur­ther­more, REACH only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive can pro­vide help by com­ply­ing with autho­rized require­ments for importer under REACH. REACH only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive can play a vital role in sim­pli­fy­ing the access­ing of EEA mar­ket, secur­ing the sup­ply and reduc­ing the respon­si­bil­i­ties for importers. It can be real­ly help­ful if it has suf­fi­cient knowl­edge for han­dling the sub­stances prac­ti­cal­ly.

As a REACH only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive the pri­ma­ry pur­pose is to pro­vide a legal enti­ty in the EU for sup­pli­ers to have their chem­i­cal sub­stances sub­ject­ed to a REACH pre-reg­is­tra­tion or REACH reg­is­tra­tion process.

Role of Only Representative in REACH Pre-Registration

An Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of REACH needs to have a legal pres­ence in Europe. The roles of REACH only rep­re­sen­ta­tive is to col­lect and sub­mit pre-reg­is­tra­tion data for each sub­stance. Also, sup­port com­pli­cat­ed ele­ments regard­ing pre-reg­is­tra­tion, autho­rize and sub­mit pre-reg­is­tra­tion chem­i­cals for REACH. And final­ly, pro­vide con­sult­ing sup­port for queries relat­ed to REACH dur­ing pre-reg­is­tra­tion.

Role of Only Representative in REACH Registration Process

It can be of great help if REACH only rep­re­sen­ta­tive pro­vides con­sult­ing sup­port for queries relat­ed to REACH reg­is­tra­tion process, be respon­si­ble for data exchange and val­u­a­tion, sub­mits reg­is­tered appli­ca­tions, forms and sub­mits CSR (chem­i­cal safe­ty report), dis­cuss­es risk assess­ments, and noti­fies to ECHA about the quan­ti­ty of goods man­u­fac­tured and import­ed.

Please vis­it www.caplinq.com to learn more about our REACH Ser­vices. You can also con­tact us to under­stand how CAPLINQ’s REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ser­vice can help you import your sub­stances into Europe.

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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