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REACH Article 8 – Only Representative of a non-Community Manufacturer

Only EU-companies (mainly importers but also downstream-users) are permitted to fulfil the REACH obligations.  Through appointing an OR, non-EU manufacturers or formulators are enabled to take care of the REACH obligations instead of the EU-importers of their products. The main advantage of using an OR is, that not every importer needs to submit a registration the OR can do it once and relieve the importers from the registration obligation.

The OR has several duties and EU companies offering OR services must “have a sufficient background in the practical handling of substances and the information related to them“ per Article 8.

The main duties are:

  • Management of import volumes
  • Management of importers
  • Contact for authorities
  • Takeover of registration obligations

CSB has the necessary expertise and experience to fulfil this role and are able to optimally support our clients in their daily business.  For 10 years we have been acting as the OR-services for many clients located throughout the world.