Who is Responsible for REACH?

The only actors in the supply chain with registration obligations are:

  • EU manufacturers and importers of substances on their own or in preparations.
  • EU producers and importers of articles meeting the criteria explained in the Guidance for articles.
  • Only Representatives” established in the EU and appointed by a manufacturer, formulator or article producer established outside the EU to fulfill registration obligations of importers

Guidance on Registration – ECHA – May 2008

  • Companies that manufacture substances, formulate preparations or produce articles outside the EU cannot by themselves register a substance
  • Technical aspects will normally be pushed back on the supplier by the customer 


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