Registration obligation for manufacturers and importers of substances
The REACH regulation obliges companies to register chemical substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) if they manufacture them in an amount of at least 1 ton per year or import them into the European Union. The REACH registration ensures that the properties of chemical substances are determined and made known. The use of each substance must also be specified for the REACH Registration.
The duty to register substances continues to apply after 31 May 2018. Before a substance is first produced or imported in quantities of over 1 tonne per year, a registration dossier must be submitted to ECHA. Registration thus requires a certain run-up period. A correct and professionally prepared dossier ensures a shorter run-up period.
The registration according to REACH concerns substances per se, substances in mixtures and partly also substances in products. However, the regulation excludes, in whole or in part, substances, such as drugs or radioactive substances, as they are subject to other legislation.
In contrast to pre-registration, the REACH registration of substances at ECHA is both complex and time intensive.
TÜV SÜD can support you with all essential elements of the REACH registration of substances at ECHA: