How to deal with EU regulations for the most popul

2022-08-18
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How to deal with the EU regulations on plastic products for export

China's plastic products exported to the EU roughly include plastic finished products (such as plastic tableware, etc.), plastic semi-finished products and plastic raw material products. In REACH regulations, plastic products can be divided into four types: (1) items that do not contain intentional substances, such as ordinary plastic products; (2) "Articles" containing substances intended to release, such as fragrant plastic products; (3) "Substances/preparations", such as plastic slices, etc. Different types of plastic products are different in reach, so the first step for plastic products enterprises to deal with reach is to analyze the types of their products in reach and what they need to perform according to reach regulations and relevant guide documents (for products that are difficult to identify, they need to seek the help of professional agencies)

in view of the complexity of plastic products, in order to avoid the impact of the EU REACH regulations, experts from the China Inspection and quarantine reach solution center strongly recommend that plastic products enterprises analyze their products exported to the EU as soon as possible, and entrust professional institutions to analyze their European products and (pre) register the substances that need to be dealt with by reach

the following discussion will take "plastic slices" and "fragrant plastic toys" as cases to analyze respectively

case 1:

"plastic slice" is defined as "polymer" in reach method 6 anti hair viscosity energy gauge, which belongs to the category of "articles". According to reach regulation, the polymer itself does not need to be registered but deformation is still elastic. However, if the monomer of the polymer is not registered in the supply chain, the polymer manufacturer needs to register the monomer of the polymer that meets the reach registration requirements. And if the plastic chip contains unstable additives, the plastic chip is regarded as a product formed by polymer and additives. At this time, in addition to the reach registration for the monomer of the polymer, it should also be registered for the additives that meet the reach registration requirements, said Shi Yong, chief engineer of Beijing Energy saving products technical service center. "Plastic slice" in reach includes (pre) registration, supply chain information transmission, authorization and restriction. According to the reach regulation, Chinese plastic products enterprises need to appoint a professional, reliable and neutral "only representative" to fulfill the relevant provisions of the EU REACH regulation

the general steps for plastic chip enterprises to deal with the EU REACH regulations are as follows:

1 List the number of plastic chips that enterprises have for EU trade products

2. Analyze the material components in plastic slices

3. According to other exemption provisions in reach regulation, check whether the substance components in plastic chips belong to the scope of exemption registration (substances in Annex IV and V of reach). List all substances that need to be registered

4. Calculate the tonnage of materials exported to the EU by the enterprise according to the registration guide of reach regulation and the material composition in plastic chips (for products that are difficult to identify, you can seek the help of professional institutions)

5. List all substances that need to be registered for export to the EU greater than or equal to 1 ton/year

6. Collect the information of substances that need to fulfill the obligations of REACH regulations (name of substances, CAS number, etc.)

7. Look for a reliable "only representative" to contact the profession for the reach (pre) registration of substances

note: the growth of China's plastic machinery industry has ushered in the golden age of Kemen growth and rapid growth. The reprinted content is for the purpose of transmitting more information, and does not mean to agree with its views or confirm the authenticity of its content

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