What is a European REACH Only Representative?

If you import goods to Europe or if your company work with any goods that use chemical substances in its composition you probably already heard about REACH Only Representative and the new regulations in the European market.

In this article, we will help you to understand more about REACH. Also, clarify if your company needs a REACH representative or not.

On June 1st, 2007, the European REACH Regulation (EC1907/2006) started in the European Union.

Basically, the goal of REACH is to have an overview of chemical substances that are imported into the EU.

The new REACH regulation requires all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances in the EU to register these substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Only companies that have a legal presence within the European Union can be REACH Only Representatives and can submit REACH registrations to ECHA.

Thus, all non-EU companies need a European company to be their REACH Only Representative. It is strongly advised that the REACH Representative is a member of the Only Representatives Organization (ORO). Of course, CAPLINQ is a trusted ORO member.

And why your company will need a REACH Only Representative?

The European REACH Only Representatives will take on all the responsibility of chemical reporting to ECHA.

Therefore, your company won’t have the responsibility to report the chemical substances to ECHA. And, will continue importing chemicals to Europe knowing that you’re totally compliant with the REACH regulations.

That’s why it’s also very important to have a REACH Only Representative with a lot of experience. Not only with chemicals goods but also with the European market and that you can fully trust.

CAPLINQ as your REACH Only Representative

CAPLINQ is a specialty chemicals specialist.

Since the start of the implementation of REACH regulations, we already had the knowledge to start being a REACH Only Representative to our current customers.

Our main customers today for REACH are specialty chemical companies that manufacture from epoxies and plastics to cosmetics and import these chemical substances into the European Union.

So, with our vast experience, we can definitely help your company to be REACH compliant and to continue importing and selling your goods in Europe.

Please visit to learn more about our REACH Services. You can also contact us to understand how CAPLINQ’s REACH Only Representative Service can help you import your substances into Europe.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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