The EU REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals – Regulation No 1907/2006 effective January 6th 2007) requires EU manufacturers as well as importers of chemical substances (as such, as part of a mixture or under certain conditions as part of articles) to register these substances.

The obligation to register is triggered as soon as the production or import of a substance exceeds 1 metric ton per year. Registration of a substance provides the manufacturer or importer with the right to sell the chemical in the European market. All downstream-users following in the supply-chain of the registrant are exempted from the registration obligation. However, they need to make sure that their specific use(s) of the substance are covered by the registration.

There are two significant post-registration obligations for registrants that partly involve companies in the supply chain. First, registrants are obliged to proactively keep the registration current and report any new uses of the substance. Second, registrants must respond to authorities in case of dossier and substance evaluation review requests.

CSB has been dealing with REACH since its inception and has extensive knowledge, expertise and experience that enables us to provide comprehensive compliance services that address the challenges our clients face with regards to REACH.

An overview of the main services is given under the following links: