Are companies located outside the EU, but that sell into the EU market, obligated to conform with the REACH Regulation?
Importers are ultimately responsible for products placed on the EU market, but those importers will require data from the product manufacturers. Therefore, although companies outside the EU aren’t directly obligated to comply with the REACH Regulation, they will likely need to collect all relevant part information related to the regulation. Non-EU manufacturers may appoint Only Representatives to fulfill these obligations on behalf of importers.
Article current as of 2019-09-27.