We take care of the complete REACH registration process from scratch or certain parts of it based on our client’s needs. Our ultimate mission is to enable our clients to focus on their own business while leaving all REACH issues to us on a turnkey basis.
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Our REACH team consists of specialists with backgrounds in chemistry and toxicology, and a profound understanding of EU REACH regulations. Since 2012, we have successfully worked on numerous REACH registrations for different substances in various product types.
We assist customers around the world with various EU REACH services. We are, for example, also fully qualified to act as your REACH Only Representative for the European market.
Chementors, as a competent REACH consultant from Finland, is here to give benefits to your business in the EU;
Contact us and let our experts handle your EU REACH registration and EU REACH certificate.
We also provide partial services for the REACH registration process, depending on the client’s preference. It could be, for example, analyzing a client’s regulatory obligations under REACH for a given manufacturing/importing model, consulting testing strategies, or handling the inquiry submission phase only.
We customize our services case by case based on the nature of clients’ projects and their needs. In addition to the registration tasks, we have experience with PPORD notification and EU-REACH compliance declaration.
As an EU legal entity, we have also been acting as an Only Representative for many non-EU manufacturers and exporters from overseas. We are also a member of the only representative organization (ORO).
We offer a wide range of services optimized to client’s needs, including but not limited to:
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, where our office and most of our experts are based. Our REACH team can discuss with ECHA experts face to face on confidential customer issues smoothly and efficiently. Another advantage is the possibility to communicate with Finnish experts in their language.
According to the regulation, legal entities established outside the EU do not have a duty under REACH.
Therefore, to export their substance as such, or in a mixture/article to the EU, the registration of that substance should be done either by the importers or by the Only Representative (OR).
The OR is a legal entity established in the EU that is appointed by non-EU entities to fulfil registration obligations.
The main difference in terms of trading activities is that when the substance is registered by an OR, the non-EU suppliers can actively sell their substance to multiple importers in the EU.
This proactiveness grants wider choices and smoother ways to the EU market and enhances competitiveness. Otherwise, the business would be limited only to importers who have done the registration beforehand.
“REACH registration cannot be done by non-EU entities. Instead, the non-EU suppliers can appoint an EU-based Only Representative to register the substance”
Since 2012, we have successfully completed more than 100 REACH registration projects including PPORD for clients in more than 15 countries in the world.
We also have acted as the Only Representative for several companies established outside the EU.
Compliance with EU REACH regulations is compulsory for companies operating within the EU. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, harm business activities, and cause negative impacts on the company’s reputation. REACH compliance obligation involves ensuring that the products meet all requirements set out in the REACH regulation and maintain the compliance status at all times.
In principle, REACH regulations apply to the manufacture, import, placing on the market, and use of chemical substances on their own, in mixtures, or articles in quantities of one tonne or more per year.
All chemicals, with certain exceptions, are subject to regulatory obligations under REACH including those used in industrial sectors and daily life.
“To be placed on the EU market, substances on their own, in mixtures, or in articles being manufactured or imported in the quantities of one tonne or more per year must be registered”
Depending on the activities in the supply chain, a legal entity may have separate roles under REACH. It is also possible that one entity would play multi roles, such as both manufacturer and importer roles, for the same substance.
Therefore, it is important for companies to precisely determine their roles for each substance to fully abide by the corresponding obligations set to the role(s).
REACH regulation lays down the registration obligations to the following actors:
In line to promote innovation, REACH sets exemption conditions for substances intended to be used for product and process-oriented research and development (PPORD).
Such substances can be manufactured or imported at above one tonne per annum while being exempted from the obligation of registration for a period of five years.
To be granted such an exemption, companies are obliged to submit a PPORD notification to ECHA. PPORD notification is also subject to specific requirements on which information must be included in the submission.
The submission shall be assessed by ECHA and certain conditions to that PPORD exemption could be imposed.
We have been doing the REACH registrations for substances in mixtures from various industrial areas such as:
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals.
REACH lays down obligations to legal entities established in all 27 member states of the European Union and the other Member States of the European Economic Area namely Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
List of countries where EU-REACH is applied: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
No, it is not. EU REACH does not apply to substances that are manufactured in or imported to Great Britain (i.e., England, Scotland, Wales). Instead, companies should comply with the UK-REACH. For companies that are established outside Great Britain (GB), registrations can be done via the GB-based Only Representative.
No, they are not. There are fundamental differences between REACH and ROHS. ROHS, standing for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is an EU directive on certain substances which are present in electronic products.
REACH, on the other hand, is an EU regulation laying down registration obligations to all chemicals which are present in a product in quantities of one tonne or more per annum. Generally, if a product is ROHS-compliant, the product still must fulfill REACH registration obligations before being placed into the market, if such product falls into the scope of REACH.
Yes, we do. We are experienced in organizing REACH training compliance processes for private companies as well as for state-own entities. Depending on the customer’s needs and roles in the supply chain, the training topics & contents could be customized, for example:
to name but a few.
We aim to provide both general views of the process and key relevant points to customers’ projects. The training can be conducted onsite or online.
It is correct that to export the chemicals to the EU market, the substance in quantities of one tonne or more per year must be registered beforehand.
The registration cannot be done by the non-EU companies, but by (1) the EU importers or (2) the EU-based Only Representative.
Only Representative is one of our key services. We are fully qualified to act as your REACH Only Representative for the European market.
The information requirements in REACH registration depend significantly on the annual tonnage band which is the sum of annual manufactured and imported quantities. There are four tonnage bands under REACH: 1 to 10 tonnes, 10 to 100 tonnes, 100 to 1000 tonnes, and 1000 or more per year.
The higher the tonnage band is, the greater amount of data would be needed. For instance, a Chemical Safety Report should be submitted if the substance is manufactured or imported in quantities of more than 10 tonnes annually.
Therefore, it is important to determine the tonnage band correctly.
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