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.


Alemare Solutions offer cost-effective Only Representative services for manufacturers located outside the European Union. This enables them to avoid disruption to their EU sales if their importers have not registered the substances.


Note : In the event of a No-Deal Brexit (currently scheduled for 29th March), UK manufacturers will be regarded as non-EU companies and any registrations will no longer be valid for exports to Europe.

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


Call in the specialists. Alemare Solutions has the knowledge and expertise to quickly evaluate how REACH affects your business and what you need to do to be fully REACH compliant and legal. We can advise you of your position and options or provide the REACH services you may need. Call us today on +44 (0)1754 229814 or email us to start the process.

What we will do:


  • Investigate the costs and fees to register your product on the European Chemical Agency database

  • Make the registration and issue certificates for your customers to show relevant authorities

  • Check requirement, availability and content of Safety Data Sheets

  • Distribute Safety Data Sheets in accordance with Regulation

  • Monitor imports against your declared tonnage bands

  • Provide ongoing advice and services regarding your REACH strategy


In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a transition period, registrations by UK-based Only Representatives will no longer be valid and must be transferred to an Only Representative based in the EU.  A change of Legal Entity requires payment of a fee to ECHA. We are not therefore accepting any new Only Representative contracts until the date of Brexit, including any implementation period, is known.


 We will, however, continue to offer our service to non-EU companies that wish only to export to the UK.

If you would like further information or guidance on what you should be doing, please contact us via the Contact menu option.

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Alemare Solutions Limited, Boston Enterprise Centre, Boston PE21 7TW, United Kingdom

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