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Only a natural or legal person established within the European Economic Area (EEA)/EU can be a registrant. Registration must take place when this person:
- manufactures a substance within the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year;
- imports a substance into the EU of quantities of 1 tonne or more per year; or
- has been appointed as an only representative according to Article 8 of REACH (see FAQs on Only Representative of non-EU manufacturer).
The national law of each country provides the specific provisions concerning natural or legal personality and when such a natural or legal person is established in its territory.
A company not established within the EU does not have direct obligations under REACH. For obligations of a non-EU company, please see to FAQ 12.
In order to identify your obligations, please use the Navigator tool:
This tool is designed to help companies in determining their obligations under REACH and find the appropriate guidance on how to fulfil them.