If you import goods to Europe or if your company work with any goods that use chemical substances in its composition you probably already heard about REACH Only Representative and the new regulations in the European market.
In this article, we will help you to understand more about REACH. Also, clarify if your company needs a REACH representative or not.
On June 1st, 2007, the European REACH Regulation (EC1907/2006) started in the European Union.
Basically, the goal of REACH is to have an overview of chemical substances that are imported into the EU.
The new REACH regulation requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances in the EU to register these substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Only companies that have a legal presence within the European Union can be REACH Only Representatives and can submit REACH registrations to ECHA.
Thus, all non-EU companies need a European company to be the REACH Only Representative. All companies that are REACH Representatives must be ORO members.
And why your company will need a REACH Only Representative?
The European REACH Only Representatives will take on all the responsibility of chemical reporting to ECHA.
Therefore, your company won’t have the responsibility to report the chemical substances to ECHA. And, will continue importing chemicals to Europe knowing that you’re totally compliant with the REACH regulations.
That’s why it’s also very important to have a REACH Only Representative with a lot of experience. Not only with chemicals goods but also with the European market and that you can fully trust.
CAPLINQ as your REACH Only Representative
CAPLINQ is a specialty chemicals specialist.
Since the start of the implementation of REACH regulations, we already had the knowledge to start being a REACH Only Representative to our current customers.
Our main customers today for REACH are specialty chemical companies that manufacture from epoxies and plastics to cosmetics and import these chemical substances into the European Union.
So, with our vast experience, we can definitely help your company to be REACH compliant and to continue importing and selling your goods in Europe.
Please visit caplinq.com to learn more about REACH. You can contact us if you have further questions on REACH Only Representation. Or, to understand how CAPLINQ’s REACH Only Representative Service can help you import your substances into Europe.