What is a European REACH Only Representative?

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 their REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tive. It is strong­ly advised that the REACH Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is a mem­ber of the Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Orga­ni­za­tion (ORO). Of course, CAPLINQ is a trust­ed ORO member.

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 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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