One of the aims of the REACH Regulation is to gradually replace extremely dangerous substances with other, less dangerous substances or technologies, if and when these new options become economically and technically viable. What is the candidate list of substances? The candidate list of substances includes all substances of very high concern (SVHC) that Member […]
Does REACH apply to me if I sell articles?
Colloquially, when we talk about chemical products, we think about substances or mixtures that have been manufactured in large factories which emit smoke from their tall chimneys. But in reality, we are surrounded by countless chemical substances and mixtures every day, some of which we are not even aware of. What is an article? All […]
Revision of the REACH and CLP Regulations
With the European Green Deal, the European Commission is hoping to tackle climate change by reducing contamination to achieve a toxic-free environment, with the aim of attaining zero pollution. The Commission hopes to provide the EU with a clean, circular and sustainable economy, and to become carbon neutral in 2050. As part of those objectives, […]
How to sell chemicals in Europe?
What is an Only Representative (OR)? Importation of chemicals into the European Union is subject to REACH Regulation Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. REACH forces European companies to register chemical substances imported into Europe above 1T/year. Therefore, non-European exporters selling chemicals in Europe may see their sales minimize due to this obligation for their European customers. If you are a […]
REACH?… What is REACH?
What is REACH? REACH is a European Union Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006) implemented to ensure the safety of chemicals for the human health and the environment. What does it mean REACH? REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. What does REACH Regulation set? REACH sets up the procedures for the compilation […]