Metalshub announces strategic cooperation with REACH Advice GmbH

Many legal guidelines and regulations must be followed when participating in international trade of metals and ferroalloys. One of them is REACH, a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

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Updated: August 2, 2022

The REACH Regulation places responsibility on industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances*.

As REACH applies to all chemical substances, including metals, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU since 2007 when it was introduced. Therefore, everyone who manufactures in or imports metals from outside the EU above one tonne per year may have registration obligation under REACH (click here to read more). Additionally, there is a registration deadline on 31 May 2018 for companies that have pre-registered metals with certain characteristics but not already registered them.

Ignoring REACH may lead from high penalties, loss or even shut down of your business to criminal prosecution. It is of highest importance to perform your REACH registration, hazard classification etc. in the right form as REACH places the burden of proof on companies. Due to lack of knowledge and transparency many companies are uncertain about the correct procedures and the ultimate costs of REACH.

As a consequence, Metalshub and the REACH Advice GmbH have entered into a strategic cooperation to support companies in the metals business with REACH. This cooperation has the objectives

  • Create more transparency and keep you informed about REACH.

  • Make REACH related services easily accessible for Metalshub users.

  • Provide expert support around registration, representation & compliance.


Your Metalshub team

REACH Advice GmbH are the leading experts  to assist especially trading companies in fulfilling their requirements of REACH. Metalshub is a leading supply chain tool for raw materials and metals industry.

*See European Commission and ECHA 
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