ORO Brexit Commentary V.5.0 [12/2020]
A commentary on the Only Representative Implications [download document]
Since 2016 ORO has published several Documents concerning the Brexit and OR obligation.
With the end of the Transition Period 31. Dec. 2020, the ORO Brexit Working Group has revied the previous documents and updated the ORO Brexit commentary based on current available information by end of Nov. 2020.
Taking into account the upcoming Brexit, UK based ORO Members have already implemented strategies and are prepared for the new regulatory compliance challenges in UK and EU.
ORO Members can be considered as robust regulatory service providers - now and in the future.
(Note: Previous ORO Bexit Statements are no longer available on the ORO Web Page.)
ORO / 04. Dec. 2020
Brexit: The UK’s withdrawal from the EU
ORO at ECHA Open Forum Meeting
08. Nov. 2016 / Helsinki
ORO had the opportunity to participate at the ECHA Open Forum Meeting, held in Helsinki 08. Nov. 2016.
Dr. Rudolf Staab (ORO Vice Secretary) gave a presentation on Only Representatives, their obligations and challenges for the supply chain [download presentation]
The presentation of ORO was highly appreciated and ECHA took the opportunity to address question to ORO in an interview.
REACH compliant imports!
ORO Information paper.
Seeking Downstream User status for imported chemicals can be a difficult and risky task.
According to the Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH), it is the obligation of the recipient of a product
containing chemical substances in the scope of REACH, especially when purchasing from outside the EU, to
clarify and document the individual REACH role (Importer / Downstream User) before a substance is placed on
the market - even when an OR is involved...
Best Practice Guidance 2014
REACH in der Praxis
ORO veröffentlicht Best Practice Guidance
Article from Dr. Dieter Drohmann, President Only Representative Organisation (ORO) Dec. 2014 / page 6-7
Das EU Chemikalienrecht ist seit der Verabschiedung und Implementierung von REACH seit 2007 völlig im Umbruch,
nicht nur in Europa, sondern weltweit. Da REACH eine EU-Verordnung ist, stellt diese für nicht-EU-Hersteller
keine Verpflichtung zur Einhaltung dar. Daher verlagert REACH die Registrierpflicht auf die EU-Importeure
(in ihrer Rolle als Inverkehrbringer). Dies kann für Importeure zu einer großen Kostenbelastung werden, da jeder
Importeur alle importierten Stoffe selber registrieren muss. Nicht-EU-Hersteller können ihre Stoffe nur durch
solche Importeure in die EU exportieren, welche selbst Stoffregistrierungen besitzen und sind somit von den
Importeuren abhängig.... [download article]
ORO 5 Years
On May 21, ORO celebrates with its Members the 5th. anniversary in Brussels.
ORO Members participating
ORO invited two guest speakers from FECC (Dr. Uta Jensen-Korte) and Eurometaux - European Association of Metals (Mr. Hugo Waeterschoot).
Both speakers acknowledged on behalf of thier associations the work of ORO and its members as reliable stakeholders important for EU industry to access compliant chemicals worldwide.
Guests and ORO President
(f.l.t.r) H. Waeterschoot, D. Drohmann, Dr. U. Jensen-Korte)
Position Paper 2014
Only Representatives and late Pre-registrations
Non-European manufacturers and formulators regularly appoint Only Representatives to take over REACH obligations from their European customers, the importers, at a time where their products are already on the EU market. They generally perform these ‘late OR appointments’ for commercial reasons; to reduce the administrative burden of their customers, to support their EU/EEA customers so they should not have to submit registrations themselves, to ensure
the confidentiality of their formulations, to give REACH compliance of their products in more competent hands, and most importantly, to service new customers and new markets, or those customers who only wish to do business if an Only Representative is involved.
Importer Coverage through the Only Representative Facility
cefic REACH Authorisation Guidance
A manufacturer/Importer or a non-Community manufacturer represented by an "only representative" may only sell the substance for a given use if he and the use are covered by a granted authorisation. Authorisation obtained by M/I/OR or by an immediate DU.
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