What is a REACH Only Representative?

A Reach Only Representative is a legal entity established in the EU, nominated by natural or legal persons that manufacture substances, formulate preparations or produce articles outside the EU.

An OR should have sufficient background in the practical handling of substances and the information related to them to be able to fulfil the obligations of importers.

Non-EU company appoints an only representative,

  • Although companies from outside the EU cannot register substances themselves they can appoint an Only Representative.
  • It is important that the OR has the skills, resources and experience to do the job.
  • Companies that import from outside the EU become Downstream Users and need to work with the OR for those chemicals where one is appointed.

This case study is so much interesting:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/casestudies/redflag.htm

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