The hottest new EU REACH regulation affects nearly

2022-10-22
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The new EU REACH regulations have affected nearly 30000 kinds of chemical products in Guangdong. The cost of export products has increased by an average of 10% - 20%. If you fail to register on time, you must exit the EU market.

Guangdong's manufacturing industry has encountered difficulties in export. Yesterday, it was learned from the "EU REACH regulation International Seminar" hosted by the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of quality supervision that the pre registration period of the regulation on registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals (hereinafter referred to as "reach regulation") implemented by the EU has expired. According to the requirements of the regulation, products that use chemical ingredients in products but have not been pre registered must be withdrawn from the EU market

experts pointed out that it is estimated that at least more than 100000 products and 60000 related enterprises in Guangdong will be directly affected. If Guangdong's flagship products exported to Europe, such as Electromechanical, textile and clothing, toys, furniture, plastic and chemical fiber and other chemical downstream products, fail to register as required, the export will be blocked. Yesterday, the Provincial Bureau of quality supervision, the Provincial Department of foreign trade and economic cooperation, research institutions and experts recruited more than 100 enterprises in Guangdong to explore good countermeasures

it is estimated that tens of thousands of products in Guangdong will be affected

it is understood that the reach regulation is the most complex regulation on chemical management in the European Union so far. This regulation has complex procedures and covers a wide range of areas. Its implementation will have a great impact on nearly 30000 chemical products in the chemical industry and downstream industries in all countries in the world, including China. It is estimated that more than 10000 products and 60000 related enterprises in Guangdong will be directly affected. "All products that use chemical ingredients must comply with this regulation." Zhao Mingqiao, chief engineer of Shunde Branch of Guangdong product quality supervision and inspection center, said

it is reported that the regulation has been officially implemented on June 1st, 2007 and accepted the pre registration of chemical related substances and preparations. At present, the pre registration involves 140000 kinds of substances. Industry insiders predict that there are 56000 pre registered enterprises in China, involving 50000 or 60000 products

zhaomingqiao, chief engineer of Shunde Branch of Guangdong product quality supervision and inspection center, told that the regulation made strict provisions on the research and development, production, sales, use, waste treatment and other links of chemicals, mainly from the perspective of environmental protection and human health protection. The person explained that taking daily chemical export products as an example, a chemical synthetic substance called xylene musk will be used in many daily chemical products that have become the backbone of Shandong's new material industry. This substance can promote skin absorption and fragrance in daily chemical products. However, because this substance is toxic and highly toxic, the EU will include it as a restricted substance, To use it in Chinese daily chemical products, it is necessary to pre register with the designated institutions of the European Union, and gradually find and study new substitutes to replace the substance, otherwise it will no longer be able to enter the European Union market

the cost of exporting products to the EU increased by 10% - 20%

according to the relevant person in charge of the Provincial Bureau of quality supervision, in fact, many large export enterprises in Guangdong can meet the requirements of the EU REACH waterproof material necessity regulations on the technical level. However, due to the complicated procedures, many testing items and many relevant regulations, the cost of pre registration in the EU will increase a lot for enterprises to meet the requirements. (article source: universal polyurethane)

an export enterprise in Guangdong told that if the enterprise wanted to complete the whole pre registration project and regulations, the cost would be increased by 30%. Zhao Mingqiao, chief engineer of Shunde sub center of Guangdong product quality supervision and inspection center, said that he estimated that after the implementation of the regulation, the cost of China's exports to the EU would increase by an average of 10% - 20%, but the increase in the cost of various products was different. For example, for some bulk commodities such as steel, the increase in the cost was about 5%, while for some products with small export volume and low market share, the cost might be doubled

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pre registration before deciding whether to officially register

yesterday, the quality supervision department of Guangdong province learned that the pre registration period of the EU on the regulation has expired. However, due to the fact that the content and procedure requirements of formal registration are much more complex than those of pre registration, only a handful of relevant enterprises have obtained the leading registration qualification, Guangdong is still blank, and the experimental speed can reach 0.001mm/min ⑴ 000mm/min, and most enterprises do not know how to conduct formal registration

is it necessary to register formally before it can be sold in the EU? In this regard, experts said that after the pre registration, the EU has given a buffer period of 2-10 years, during which enterprise products can continue to be sold in the EU market

however, for some special products, including chemical substances with an annual output/import of more than 1000 tons, CMR (i.e. carcinogenic, mutagenic, biotoxic) substances with an annual output/import of more than 1 ton, or aquatic toxic substances with an annual output/import of more than 100 tons, the regulation stipulates that the registration must be completed before December 1, 2010, otherwise it will have to withdraw from the EU market

what about export enterprises that have not been pre registered so far? In this regard, experts said that enterprises still have two ways to remedy, or set up a new company to pre register with the EU in the name of the new company; Or pre register in the name of the company's new products

at present, the EU REACH regulation has become the largest "stumbling block" for domestic export enterprises. Experts suggested that, first of all, export enterprises should have an in-depth understanding of the regulation; Secondly, enterprises exporting to the EU market can determine whether to officially register according to the scale, market share and future development strategy of their export products in the EU market; Most importantly, enterprises need to improve their technology and R & D capabilities as soon as possible, research environmental protection and energy-saving products, and find harmless substitutes for human beings

Zhao Mingqiao believes that although the implementation of the regulation brings certain difficulties to domestic export enterprises, objectively speaking, it promotes enterprise innovation, research and development of environmental protection products, accelerates the adjustment of China's industrial structure and product structure, and has a certain positive significance for the development of China's manufacturing industry

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