REACH obliges all companies that manufacture or place chemical substances and mixtures on the European market and whose production or import volume exceeds one tonne per year to register those chemicals with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). They need to communicate safety information through the Safety Data Sheet format. The REACH registration requires the submission of comprehensive documentation of the substance hazards and uses, as well as proposed measures for risk reduction where triggered.
For article manufacturers, it is necessary to track substances of very high concern, (“SVHC’s”) to ensure they are below 0.1%. If they exceed this trigger, then communication and notification obligations are mandated.
For legal reasons, only companies with a legal entity established in Europe are allowed to make such a registration, for example EU manufacturers and importers. Companies from non-EU countries may be represented by a so-called Only Representative to take on the obligations of their Importers.
RoHS stands for the restriction of hazardous substances. Previously, this was regulated by Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous raw materials or materials in electrical and electronic equipment.
The aim of this directive is to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and thus reduce the risk to health and the environment.
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