Import cosmetics into Europe with a REACH only representative

REACH rep­re­sen­ta­tive reg­u­la­tion con­sid­ers also cos­met­ics as chem­i­cal sub­stances. So, to import cos­met­ics into the Euro­pean Union, all for­eign cos­met­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers must com­ply with REACH regulations.

This reg­u­la­tion pro­tects con­sumers and makes sure that all cos­met­ic prod­ucts on the Euro­pean mar­ket are safe.

The REACH rep­re­sen­ta­tive is aware of the sub­stances in the cos­met­ics, and know how these sub­stances behave both with­in the cos­met­ics they are used, and on their own.

REACH is the EU reg­u­la­tion (EC) No 1907/2006 con­cern­ing the Reg­is­tra­tion, Eval­u­a­tion and Autho­riza­tion of Chem­i­cals. It came into force on 1 June 2007.

For cos­met­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers, safe­ty should be the main prin­ci­ple in every­thing they do. Across all the oper­a­tions, research, devel­op­ment and innovation.

The Reach rep­re­sen­ta­tive can eval­u­ate all these cri­te­ria with­in the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tions. REACH reg­u­la­tions can impact both chem­i­cal raw mate­ri­als and fin­ished cos­met­ics products.

The REACH Reg­u­la­tion places com­pli­ance require­ments on pro­duc­ers import­ing or man­u­fac­tur­ing cos­met­ics and oth­er per­son­al care prod­ucts in Europe.

The require­ments for cos­met­ics indus­tries include, but are not lim­it­ed to: pre-reg­is­tra­tion of sub­stances and ingre­di­ents, chem­i­cal test­ing and eval­u­a­tion, reg­is­tra­tion of sub­stances, man­age­ment of sup­ply chain, man­age­ment of down­stream users, and pos­si­ble restric­tion or noti­fi­ca­tion require­ments for chem­i­cals in their products.

And, this means that all indus­tries that wish to sell their prod­ucts in Euro­pean union must have a REACH rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Europe.


CAPLINQ works as a REACH representative for all foreigners industries that want to import cosmetics into Europe.

Since 2004, CAPLINQ has focused on bring­ing spe­cial­ty chem­i­cals to mar­ket. The han­dling of chem­i­cal sub­stances already was our core competency.

Our main cus­tomers today for REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tion are spe­cial­ty chem­i­cal com­pa­nies that man­u­fac­ture every­thing from epox­ies to cos­met­ics and import these chem­i­cal sub­stances into Europe.

CAPLINQ is a spe­cial­ty chem­i­cals, plas­tics and prod­ucts com­pa­ny that spe­cial­izes in mak­ing for­eign com­pa­nies com­pete on a lev­el play­ing field with Euro­pean sup­pli­ers. Vis­it to learn more about our REACH ser­vices includ­ing our REACH Only Rep­re­sen­ta­tion. You can also con­tact us to under­stand how we have helped oth­er cus­tomers import cos­met­ics into the Euro­pean Union.

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