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REACH Certificate of Compliance Example

By Little Pro on 2015-12-30 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

REACH Certificate of Compliance is a document certifying that a product is compliant with the EU REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. It can be a testing report or statement issued by a third-party testing organization. It could also be a self-declaration.

How to Demonstrate Product Compliance with EU REACH?

If you product is a chemical product, you need to ensure that every substance in it has been registered under EU REACH if the volume of that substance exceeds 1t/y. The best way to show compliance is to obtain a REACH registration number issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Read more about REACH registration or REACH registration number.

If your product is an article (i.e., clothes, electrical appliances), you most likely need to check if your product contains any substance of very high concern(SVHC) and any substances on REACH annex XVII restricted substance list. Most of buyers probably do not want to buy any article containing a SVHC more than 0.1%w/w or any article that does not meet REACH restriction conditions.

Read more about REACH SVHC or REACH restriction list.

Sample of REACH Compliance Certificate and REACH Declaration Letters

You can find many samples of REACH compliance certificates or REACH declaration letters on the internet. Some are good while others are not good enough. Two examples are given here.

Good Example of REACH Declaration

Link: http://www.passivecomponent.com/pdf/REACH_RoHS_Compliance_Declaration.pdf

Why it is good: It covers different articles of REACH regulation (registration, SVHC and restriction). In addition to that, it demonstrates compliance with other legislation in EU such as RoHS.

Bad Example of REACH Declaration

Link: http://www.torex.co.jp/english/company/pdf/reach.pdf

Why it is not good enough: We do not know whether their product is subject to registration under REACH or not. We do not know whether their product meets REACH restriction conditions or other regulatory requirements.

Note: I do not mean to imply that Torex's product is not good. Torex is a good company. Here I am only talking about the content and format of a REACH certificate or declaration.

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