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EU REACH Registration Services

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.

Our EU REACH Registration Consultants help your business ensure compliance with EU REACH regulations.

From REACH registration to REACH authorisation, our experts provide guidance and support to navigate the complex world of chemical regulations. 

Contact us today to learn more.

Rebecca Karjalainen

Customer inquiries
Phone +358 44 974 0601
rebecca.karjalainen@chementors.fi
Finnish | English | French

    Years of REACH registration expertise

    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.

    Chementors, as a competent REACH consultant from Finland, is here to give benefits to your business in the EU;

    • You can do exact budgeting with our tailored process scheme and finite prices.

    • Your need for involvement is minimized in the registration process due to our one-stop service.

    • Your business growth in the EU is ensured by achieving compliance with the REACH regulation.

    • When REACH registration is accomplished, Certificate is also issued.

     

    Chementors

    EU REACH Registration

    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.

    assessing regulatory requirements

    analyzing data gaps

    communicating with the Lead Registrant for the right to use data

    planning tests with laboratory units

    preparing a dossier for REACH inquiry submission

    preparing a dossier for REACH registration submission

    obtaining a REACH Certificate

    following up on ECHA notifications

    updating the dossiers

    As set out in the EU REACH regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, REACH registration is a legal obligation placed on enterprises who manufacture or import substances as such or in mixtures into the EU market in quantities of one tonne or more per year. 

    The registration process involves submitting a dossier that contains specific data about the substance to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) via the REACH-IT system. 

    In general, the dossier should include information about substance identification profile, classification and labelling, physical and chemical properties, ecotoxicology, toxicology, and uses.

    As REACH Consultants, we assist companies to navigate the REACH registration process. We will:

    • analyze the project’s needs
    • determine regulatory requirements applied to the substance of interest
    • provide a master plan of the general process, detailed tasks in each phase, timelines, and possible fees
    • list down information that is required for the registration dossier and how to get it
    • compile and submit the dossier to ECHA.
    • follow-up ECHA assessment outcome

    Our EU-REACH registration process

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    Needs assessment/ Pre study

    1 WEEK

    Inquiry to ECHA

    1-2 MONTHS

    Registration preparation

    1-2 MONTHS

    Certificate

    PROCESS TOTAL
    2-4 MONTHS

    • Contacting the consortium/lead registrant for substance identification profile
    •  Analyzing available substance identification data
    • Planning the lab tests to fulfill the data gap
    • Compiling a IUCLID dossier for the inquiry
    • Submitting the inquiry dossier
    • Getting ECHA’s decision: a joint submission or new submission
    • LoA purchase
    • Contacting the consortium/lead registrant for the Letter of Access, in a joint submission
    • Planning the lab tests to fulfill the data gap
    • Preparing the Chemical Safety Report, when required
    • Compiling IUCLID dossier for registration
    • Submitting the registration dossier
    • Compiling the REACH Certificate
    • Following ECHA’s decisions
    • ECHA fee payment

    Who must register under REACH?

    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:

    EU manufacturers and importers of substances as such or in mixtures in quantities of one tonne or more annually

    EU manufacturers and importers of articles if the article contains a substance in quantities over one tonne annually and the substance is intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use

    Only representatives who are established in the EU and appointed by companies established outside the EU fulfill the registration obligations of importers.

    Product categories

    We have been doing the REACH registrations for substances in mixtures from various industrial areas such as:

    adhesives and sealants

    air care products

    construction products

    biocides

    detergents and cleaning products

    fuels

    fragrances

    paints and coatings

    personal care products

    products for animal

    pulp and paper

    textile and garment treatment products

    surface treatment products

    OUR EU REACH registration specialists

    Cosmetics and DGSA Specialist

    Phone +358 50 300 3663
    satu.salomaki@chementors.eu
    Finnish | English

    REACH & Vietnam chemical regulation Specialist

    Phone +84 39 6169 628
    mi.nguyen@chementors.eu
    English | Vietnamese

    Senior Toxicologist, REACH & BPR Specialist

    Phone +358 50 375 88 79
    prasanna.sakha@chementors.fi
    English | Nepalese

    COO, Senior Specialist

    Phone +358 40 747 3393
    jan.nylund@chementors.eu
    Finnish | Swedish | English | German

    Your REACH certification process made easy with Chementors

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    Chementors in numbers:

    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.

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    FAQs

    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:

    • Understanding REACH regulation
    • Working with IUCLID & REACH-IT system
    • Preparation of REACH registration dossiers
    • Preparation for PPORD notification

    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.

    • In case (1), the non-EU companies can only trade their chemicals to a limited number of importers who have registered these chemicals under REACH.

     

    • While in case (2), the non-EU suppliers can appoint an EU entity who acts as their Only Representative to fulfill the registration obligations for their chemicals. This legal compliance brings significant competitiveness to the non-EU supplier as they can proactively promote and sell their chemicals to various importers in multiple EU countries.

    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.

    With Chementors you comply with the highest standards and best REACH registration practices.

    Contact us for your REACH NEEDS

    Customer inquiries


    Phone +358 44 974 0601
    Address: Chementors Oy, Smart Chemistry Park, Raisionkaari 55, FI-21200, Raisio, Finland
    Email: rebecca.karjalainen@chementors.fi
    Finnish | English | French

      Related Case Studies

      Terms used in REACH regulation and registration process may not be very familiar to the majority. In this section, we introduce some keywords and their simplified definitions with the hope that it would help companies understand the REACH terms better. Please feel free to contact our experts for clearer information.

      Chemical Safety Report For the registration of substances in the tonnage band of 10 tonnes or more per year, a Chemical Safety Report (CSR) must be submitted in the registration dossier. The CSR is compiled to demonstrate that the risks from exposure to the registered substance during its manufacture and use are controlled when specific operational conditions and risk management measures are applied.

      Generally, a CSR consists of the following parts:

      • Human health, physicochemical, and environmental hazards assessment, as well as PBT and vPvB assessment
      • Exposure assessment and development of exposure scenario(s), if required
      • Risk Characterization, if required

      Consortium Registrants of the same substance could decide to establish a consortium generally to:

      • agree on information on substance identification and related tests
      • agree on registration data and fulfill the data-sharing obligation
      • provide sufficient information for potential registrants to join the Joint Submission
      • exchange new requests from ECHA and act accordingly

      Inquiry dossier Before registering, potential registrants have a duty to inquire to ECHA whether a registration has already been submitted for that substance. Based on the submitted substance identity information in the Inquiry dossier, ECHA directs the inquirers to the relevant co-registrant’s page in REACH-IT. Only when having this decision from ECHA, the potential registrant can submit the registration dossier or start any tests on vertebrate animals if required.

      Letter of Access (LoA) ECHA establishes a legal framework regarding the Joint Submission’s data-sharing obligation. For that, parties are required to share the cost of information that is required to be submitted as well as the administrative fee. A data-sharing agreement is mandatory and should be made in a fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory way.
      By paying for a Letter of Access (LoA) to join the Joint Submission, the potential registrants should have access at least to the endpoint results for which they have paid or to a copy of the robust study summary and study summaries, if available.
      This practice helps reduce registration costs and avoid unnecessary testing, especially on vertebrate animals.
      In short, the LoA fee is:

      • charged by the Consortium
      • shared among co-registrants of the same
      • calculated based on total testing and administrative cost
      • usually higher for greater tonnage band
      • transparent and non-negotiable


      Lead Registrant
      Under the REACH Regulation, the role of Lead Registrant is a mandatory role laid down in Article 11(1). The Lead Registrant is defined as the ‘one registrant acting with the agreement of the other assenting registrant(s)’ and is the one that must submit certain information first before others can submit their member dossiers.

      The Lead Registrant must act with the agreement of the other co-registrants, submit the joint submission dossier as well as coordinate the activities within the Consortium.

      Joint Submission Based on ECHA’s “one substance – one registration” principle, potential registrants are required to jointly submit information on their substance whose identification profile is the same as the substance that was already registered on the ECHA database. This process is called a Joint Submission. It helps enhance the efficiency of the registration system, reduce costs, and minimize testing on vertebrate animals.

      Individual Submission For substances that have not yet been registered in the ECHA database, an individual submission is required.

      Tonnage band The volume of the substance that was manufactured and/or imported shall be calculated in tons per calendar year which is from 1 January to 31 December. To do so, potential registrants need to sum up all volume of the substance on its own, in a mixture, and in an article intended to be released. The total estimated volume will then determine the tonnage band to be registered. There are four tonnage bands for registrations:

      • 1 – 10 tonnes per year,
      • 10 – 100 tonnes per year,
      • 100 – 1,000 tonnes per year, and
      • more than 1,000 tonnes per year


      The tonnage band will have an impact on the ECHA fee, Letter of Access fee, and the amount of information to be provided in the registration dossier.