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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:
1. manufactures a substance within the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year;
2. imports a substance into the EU of quantities of 1 tonne or more per year; or
3. 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 Q&A 12.
You can use the Navigator tool to determine your obligations under REACH and find the appropriate guidance.