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REACH (EC) No. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) is a forthcoming chemical regulation in the European Union (EU) with the aim to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as enhancing innovation of green chemicals. It applies to all chemical substances which are manufactured, imported, placed on the market or used within the EU. This regulation has laid down some specific exemptions, including restrictions requirements and means to transfer information in the supply chain, for cosmetic products as defined by Directive 76/768/EEC. After the regulation enters into force on 1 June 2007, companies will assume new and, in many cases, onerous responsibilities related to the chemicals on its own, in preparation or in article that they manufacture, import, distribute or use in EU. This will be particularly challenging for companies that do not have the expertise to deal with such complex chemical policy.

DON’T BE PUZZLED BECAUSE … SGS CAN HELP!
Do you have the following queries regarding REACH? If my cosmetic product already fulfilled the requirement of 76/768/EEC, should I concern REACH Which class should my product belongs to, a substance, preparation or an article? Which chemical substance(s) in my product are subject to REACH? Any specific exemption(s) for my cosmetic product? Which provisions should I bother, registration, restriction or authorization? If yes, SGS Cosmetic Product Review Report can help you to solve most of your concerns.
With SGS Cosmetic Product Review Report, you can identify your product classification under REACH; understand Directive 76/768/EEC restriction regarding your product chemical compositions, if any; and get a general idea regarding your potential obligations required by the regulation. For businesses exporting products to the European Union, getting a Cosmetic Product Review Report could be your first step to REACH. For further details, please contact us!
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