Declaration of Compliance – for exporting any product to the EU markets
For EU Markets, you need to be aware of your product’s status according to EU REACH (EC) No 1907/2006. By providing your EU customers with a legally binding Declaration of Compliance you can document that your product is compliant.
Certain restricted substances or other regulated Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in products can pose adverse risks to both consumers and the environment during their entire lifecycle.
The importers in the EU are legally obligated to inform their supply chain and notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about SVHC in any article when certain criteria are met. Non-compliance is a serious business threat that can result in damage to corporate and brand reputation or other costly business disruption and penalties.
Substantial enforcement is now in progress in Europe!
Every EU country has their own nationally appointed REACH enforcement inspectors who are working together with customs. Non-compliant products will be found and withdrawn from the whole EU region.
FIND OUT NOW: Does your article contain SVHC or restricted substances? Is there a substance which is intended to be released? Different rules apply in each case. You need the Declaration of Compliance for EU customers, even if your article does not con- tain any of the above substances. REACH Compliance is a competitive advantage for you!
CHEMENTORS can provide necessary certificates, like Declaration of Compliance, as proof for your EU customers that your article is suitable and legal in the EU market.
Furniture, clothes, shoes, toys, jewellery, laptops, containers… any of these products is considered “an Article” in EU REACH legislation. Meaning that EU REACH affects your business!
- Check and consider your own product portfolio
- Check with your own product R&D, purchasing department and supply chain to find out all chemicals inside your product
- Data Sheets (SDS), BOM check, Certificates of Analysis
- Is there some substance (or mixture) inside the article which is intended to be released? If yes, the substance may need separate REACH registration according to Article 7(1) if over 1 tn/year is exported to the EU.
- If there are potential problematic chemicals inside
- Verify this with laboratory testing (screening or targeted)
- Are there restricted chemicals? (Annex XVII includes 66 unique substances/entries)
- If yes (threshold), restrictions apply and the article cannot be put on the market.
- Are there Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)?
- The candidate list is updated twice a year, check the list with Chementors.
- Check if a notification to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is required: if the SVHC substance is present more than 0.1% w/wand it is present more than 1mt/year per producer/importer. >> Product has to be notified to the ECHA when starting to import/produce or within 6 months after the substance is included in the Candidate list.
- Required to give information to EU importers, supply, retail chain and consumers if SVHC substance is present more than 0.1% w/w but less than 1 mt/ year per producer/importer.
- Currently 197 substances on the Candidate list (date 15.1.2019)
If the articles include SVHC substances, the information should be communicated to all actors in the supply chain in order for them to implement necessary risk management and offer transparency and consumer choice.
CHEMENTORS is a trusted and reputable specialist in the field of EU chemical compliance that can help you provide support and issue a ‘Declaration of Compliance’ certificate as proof that any kind of products that you sell is suitable and legal in the EU market.