By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently reminded only representatives (OR) that they must identify the non-European Union (EU) manufacturers that they represent and provide their contact information in REACH-IT by October 14, 2022. According to an April 24, 2022, news item, ORs must have a separate REACH-IT account for each non-EU manufacturer they represent and have the necessary registrations for each. The contact information that must be provided includes:
- Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- Contact person;
- Location of any production or formulation sites;
- Company website; and
- National company identification numbers.
ECHA states that ORs may need to reorganize their REACH-IT accounts to ensure that there are separate accounts for each non-EU manufacturer represented. Similarly, if an entity is an OR but also a manufacturer/importer under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), it will need separate REACH-IT accounts for the OR and for the manufacturer/importer roles. According to ECHA, if the REACH-IT accounts must be rearranged due to these new requirements, the fee for transferring registrations in REACH-IT accounts can be waived until October 14, 2022.