REACH指导手册: 欧盟化学品法规

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    欧盟《关于化学品注册、评估、许可和限制》(以下简称REACH)法规旨在促进整个欧盟化学品及产品的安全使用。如果不遵守该法规,除了潜在的声誉问题外,还会导致包括巨额罚款(在某些国家会导致刑事检控)在内的处罚。任何使用、供应或生产化学品,或从欧盟外进口化学品的企业,都要受到REACH的规制。REACH也适用于在某些成品中包含的化学品,因此,如果您在欧盟内生产或供应货物,或者从欧盟外进口货物,都必须遵守REACH。尽管向欧盟出口的企业不直接受到REACH的规制,它们也可能希望承担起REACH下的义务,因为这些义务是其客户为了保持市场份额而将要承担的义务。

    The REACH regulations are designed to promote the safe use of chemicals and products across the EU. Penalties for non-compliance include substantial fines (and in some countries criminal prosecution) in addition to potential reputational issues. Any business that uses, supplies or manufactures chemicals, or imports them from outside the EU is caught by REACH. REACH also applies to chemicals contained in some finished products, so you must comply with REACH if you manufacture or supply articles within the EU, or are importing articles from outside the EU. Although companies exporting into the EU are not directly caught by REACH they may wish to take on REACH obligations which would otherwise pass to their customers in order to maintain market share.