Former UK-based REACH registrant
Only an EU/EEA-based company can register a substance under the REACH Regulation. If your company is based in the UK and has registered a substance under REACH, the registration no longer exists, unless you have initiated a transfer before the end of the transition period.
In this respect, if you continue doing business in the EU/EEA, you should have appointed an only representative to manage your registrations or moved your operations related to the registered substance to a legal entity within the EU (see Q&A 1416).
A registrant is responsible for the substances covered by their registrations. This means that the responsible staff and relevant documentation must be present at the address of the registrant – a company on paper only in the EU or EEA is not sufficient.
CLP notification - exporting substances to EU countries
If you export substances to the EU, your products have to comply with the EU regulations, including the CLP Regulation. This means that you need to classify and label your products accordingly. However, you no longer need to submit notifications to the C&L Inventory – this will have to be done by the importing company in the EU.
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