REACH: Pre-registration of chemical substances is due!

Dear Customers!

As you are certainly aware of as of June 1, 2008 an important phase has started for the producers and importers of chemical substances in the European Union. The pre-registration of chemical substances under Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) that will be taking place in the period from June 1, 2008 to December 1, 2008.

The new chemical legislation (REACH) requires that chemical substances as such, contained in products and possible substances contained in other items, if they are to be released, be registered with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. The pre-registration is required for substances produced and imported at volumes of 1 ton and more per year per producer/importer, unless otherwise required by the Regulation. The pre-registration process will enable all producers/importers to make use of extended deadlines specified in the REACH regulation for registration that are determined subject to annual tonnage and characteristics of each substance. The deadlines are: November 30, 2010, or May 31, 2013 as the case may be, or May 31, 2018.

Therefore, for EURO-Šarm spol. s r.o., as a chemicals distributor, the date of June 1, 2008 is an important turning point. We would like to assure you that our company will take all the measures and carry out all the actions required under the REACH regulation!

In the supplier chain we are usually classified as downstream users. As such we have contacted the producers and importers of the products we distribute. Most of them have confirmed that they are intending to register their chemicals, usually making use of the extended deadline of 2010.We are going to pre-register the substances that we import from countries outside the EU, or we are going to initiate negotiations with exclusive representatives of producers from non-EU countries. 

The company’s goal is to ensure that the goods are available to our customers in the future. We are going to keep you updated about all developments in this regard. We also feel responsible to notify our customers about any matters that might affect their existing supplies. 

Please send all your questions about the REACH implementation to:, tel.: 731 190 391 All the information about the pre-registration process can be found at: