REACH Only Representative
REACH requires all companies that manufacture or place a substance on the EU market in quantities greater than 1 ton/year to register the substance with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). For legal reasons, only companies with a legal entity in Europe are allowed to submit registrations. Non-EU manufacturers and formulators, however, may submit a registration by appointing an EU-based Only Representative to register on their behalf. Their Importers can then be regarded as Downstream Users who do not need their own registrations.
Benefits for non-EU Exporters
Ensures continued market access to EU
Avoids dependence on a single importer
Gains advantage over competitors that have not appointed an Only Representative
Confidential information is protected from competitors and distributors
Benefits for Importers
Relief from the obligation and expense of registration, ensuring continued market access to EU
At the end of the Brexit transition period, registrations by UK-based Only Representatives will no longer be valid. Alemare Solutions is therefore no longer offering this service for exports to the EU. We can instead recommend suitable EU-based providers.
We can also offer an Only Representative service to non-EU companies that wish to export to the UK. This will be available when the transition period ends and the UK-REACH system is in operation.
If you would like further information or guidance on what you should be doing, please contact us via the Contact menu option.