REACH Compliance Obligations

Your obligations for REACH compliance are dependent upon the composition and the amount of chemicals concerned.

Chemicals classified as Substances Of Very High Concern (SVHC) have stringent requirements and higher obligations. Select the category which best applies to your business for compliance obligations:

  • I am a manufacturer of substances, preparations or articles into the EU:
    You are obligated to comply with REACH if your substances alone or used in preparations are in quantities totaling above 1 tonne per annum. If you manufacture articles you must comply with REACH if:
    • The individual substances within the articles are totaling above 1 tonne per annum
    • The individual substances are intended to be released
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  • I am an importer of substances, preparations or articles into the EU:
    You are obligated to comply with REACH if your substances alone or used in preparations are in quantities totaling above 1 tonne per annum. If your manufacture articles you must comply with REACH if:
    • The individual substances within the articles are totaling above 1 tonne per annum
    • The individual substances are intended to be released
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  • I am a downstream distributor of substances, preparations or articles in the EU:
    You are obligated to:
    • To communicate associated use, hazards and risk exposure data with your supply chain, using safety data sheets
    • Maintain a database for all available information relating to your REACH requirements and compliance for at least 10 years after you have distributed a substance or preparation
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  • I use substances and preparations for my own use for industrial purposes:
    You are not obligated to comply with REACH. However you may join the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF). This medium will enable you to share and request data regarding REACH compliance information and studies with other registrants.

 

  • My chemicals scope includes Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC):
    Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) have special requirements under REACH:
    • Substances in articles of more than 1 tonne per annum & intended to be released also require Registration
    • Articles with substances as CMR Category 1 & 2, PBT, vPvB, or endocrine disrupters.If concentration of more than 0.1% in weight & manufacturing or importing totalling more than 1 tonne per annum, you are required Notification to ECHA and customers/consumers
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