REACH & Only Representative

REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 affects you if you manufacture or export more than one tonne of chemical substance as such or in product(s) (mixtures, articles) to the EU per year


Chementors’ solution to the REACH registration challenge:

Chementors opens the gates to Europe. We make your REACH registration process easy and
smooth. We take care of the whole process from scratch or just parts of it, according to your preferences. REACH registrations have to be performed by a company or an individual (Only Representative, OR) resident inside the EU. Chementors has the experience, knowledge and expertise to take on the responsibilities as your OR. Our ultimate mission is to enable you to focus on your own profitable business, leaving all REACH issues to us, on a turnkey basis. This gives you the competitive edge you need for your journey in Europe.


Welcome to Europe!


The scope

To start with, manufacturers and importers of substances have an obligation to communicate with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) if their production or import 1 tonne per year or more within the EEA. Uses and properties of the substance(s) have to be clarified. Furthermore, the hazards related to the handling and use of the substances have to be assessed and the control of risks must be adequately demonstrated. Communication with ECHA is important factor in the process when we submit the registration dossier containing all the required information.

Who, what, when?

The obligation to register applies to substances as such, as part of a mixture and in articles. Manufacturers and importers of the same substance have to submit the registration jointly – “One substance, one registration”.

Cooperation – Joint submission

ECHA will facilitate the contacts to other registrants of the same substance so that the new registrant can start negotiating on the terms to take part in the joint submission. Sharing data is a fundamental obligation implied by the REACH regulation in order to lower costs and avoid unnecessary testing, especially on vertebrate animals.

The process

Substance identity – Inquiry – Lead registrant negotiations– Letter of Access – Laboratory tests Individual dossier – Dossier submission – ECHA communication – Follow-up and dossier update

Non-EU manufacturers/importers

Non-EU manufacturers and importers have to use a European company as their representative, i.e. an Only Representative, to carry out the registration procedures under REACH.Only Representative (OR) service is one of Chementors’ key services. Above all, Chementors is assisting customers to comply with registration and notification requirements set by the EU REACH regulation.

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) locates in Helsinki, Finland. Therefore Chementors is able to provide rapid customer-oriented services. Our REACH team is able to meet the ECHA experts face to face on confidential customer issues in an easy and productive manner. One advantage is the possibility to communicate with Finnish experts in their own language. Even more, we help you plan and carry out necessary tests for substance identification and inquiry. Similarly, we assist you with testing strategies, assessments and statements as well as dossier preparation and further discussions with the authorities. So, we provide you with everything needed for a fast and easy market introduction of your products. As a result, it enables you to focus on your business and your strengths.


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