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REACH

Guarantee the quality of your products

What is REACH?

REACH is an European Union regulation covering most consumer products, requiring companies to report on chemicals used throughout the supply chain and in their products. REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.

WHAT IS REACH Compliance?

REACH is broad in scope and affects the whole supply chain including companies based outside the EU. Compliance with REACH requires strategic planning. In order to get a REACH certificate, the company must account for compliance throughout the supply chain, and demonstrate it through comprehensive testing.

Why is REACH compliance important?

Compliance to REACH allows companies to:

  • Prove they are safeguarding human health and the environment
  • Access the EU market
  • Avoid regulatory fines and litigation
  • Save money and time testing in-house

Save money and time testing in-house companies interested in the certification can opt for REACH compliance consulting from a partner who can help them with the process. Once the compliances are met, they can apply for a REACH certification.

Benefits of our REACH Compliance

TÜV SÜD ensures that you get your EU REACH certification by meeting all the REACH compliance requirements. By working with us, your company stands to avail these benefits:

  1. Access the European market with mandatory registration of the chemical substances in your product.
  2. Get assistance from our experienced and qualified REACH registration experts.
  3. Cost-effective process to get the EU reach certification.
  4. Gain your client’s trust in the quality of your products and services.
  5. Use your financial and human resources efficiently.
  6. Give your products long-term market access.

TÜV SÜD - experts in REACH testing and certification

TÜV SÜD can help your company navigate the complexity of REACH, correctly identify your obligations, and provide services and solutions to help you meet the REACH testing obligations.

Our comprehensive services for a REACH compliance certificate include a full range of registration support such as:

  • Registration dossier preparation
  • Chemical safety report preparation and GHS/CLP-related services
  • Chemical testing (restricted substances, substances of very high concern (SVHC)
  • Training (in-house training and supplier training)

Our REACH Services

Get the REACH certificate in India with our comprehensive consulting services like :

  • Substance data research.
  • Production of registration dossiers.
  • Services for non-EU manufacturers.
  • Support with applications for authorization.
  • REACH compliance consulting and seal of TÜV SÜD.
  • SVHC services.
  • Analysis of REACH involvement.
  • Conformity evaluation.
  • Substance inventory.
  • Data gap and cost analysis.
  • REACH registration services.
  • REACH authorization and testing services.

TÜV SÜD leads you through the complexity of REACH compliance

REACH applies to different kinds of consumer product companies. This means compliance must be tailored to your needs.
Our experts help clients develop a strategic approach to REACH compliance, which includes:

  • Registration: Manufacturers and importers must register any chemical that reaches the one tonne/year threshold
  • Restriction: Each restricted substance has different conditions and scopes of restriction
  • Authorisation: Authorisation aims to eliminate or effectively control risks from chemicals that are particularly harmful to the human health or the environment.
  • Support: Our experts are located in all your key markets

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is required to register substances for REACH compliance?

    Any chemical substance (separately or as part of a mixture) imported to the EU requires REACH compliance if the quantity is more than 1 ton per year. Some of the entities that need to have a REACH certificate are –

    1. EU manufacturers or importers of chemicals. These could be individual chemicals or mixtures.
    2. Representative appointed by the manufacturer, formulator, or producer, if based outside of the EU.
    3. EU producers and importers of articles meeting the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles.
  • Is REACH required for CE marking?

    Conformité Européenne (CE) marking on products demonstrate that they are tested and deemed safe for human health and environment in the EU. Since REACH testing attempts to regulate chemicals that are known to cause cancer and reproductive harm in humans and damage to the environment, it is required for CE marking.

  • Does the REACH SVHC threshold apply to packaging?

    Yes, it applies to each article used in the overall packaging of the product being imported in the EU. For example, if an electronic device is packed in a box filled with bubble wrap, both these items must be assessed for compliance with Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

  • Is REACH compliance mandatory?

    REACH certification and compliance is mandatory if you are exporting any chemicals to the EU in excess of 1 ton per year. Failure to meet the requirement could result in your company getting banned from the EU.

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