The companies must know & control the potential risks from the chemicals they manufacture & sell in the European Union. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has to be notified by the concerned companies how the particular chemical can be safely used, and the users also must be told the ways to manage the risks associated with the concerned chemicals. The REACH authorities can ban the use of these chemicals if the risks can’t be managed.
A chemical manufacturer located in European Union as well as an importer buying from outside has to follow the rules & regulations specified under REACH. A company located outside the European Union has no obligation what so ever even if he export his products to the European Union. The responsibility of registration lies with the importers of the chemical who are importing it in the European Union.
For Example: There are 4 REACH registered suppliers for Paracetamol in our database. Information regarding one of them has been provided as under: