REACH compliance

REACH is a European Union regulation (1907/2006/EC) restricting the levels of specific chemical substances in all imported goods. With our online platform, you can easily book your laboratory tests and keep your production REACH compliant.

REACH EU Regulation and Compliance

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching pieces of environmental legislation to come out of the European Union.
Third-party laboratory Testing allows you to verify compliance with the following requirements of REACH:

Annex XVII Restricted Substances

  • 7 phthalates (3phthalates for toys and childcare articles that can be places in the mouth by children)
  • AZO colorants in textiles
  • Nickel release from metal products in direct contact with skin
  • PCTs
  • Benzene
  • Asbestos fibres
  • Arsenic compounds
  • Mercury compounds
  • Cadmium
  • View full list

Candidate list of SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern)

There is a general 0.1% w/w (0.1% of total product weight) limit for each of the SVHCs that applies to all product types. Substances of Very High Concern include

  • Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR)
  • Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB)
  • Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters).


REACH Updates


Candidate List Extension

In July of 2021, eight new substances* of very high concern (SVHCs) were added to the Candidate List which now contains 219 substances. 

QIMA recommends all importers serving the EU test their products for SVHCs in order to show due diligence in complying with REACH regulations. QIMA Laboratory Testing can help you prepare, implement and comply with REACH regulations. Our testing services allow you to place your products with confidence on the targeted markets. To learn more about our testing services for a wide range of products, please complete the Need More Information form on the right.

ECHA candidate list of SVHC


Authorisation List Extension

In February 2020, the official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published the 6th update of REACH Annex XIV (authorization list) under (EU) No 2020/171. An addition of 11 substances have been newly included in the authorization list and the total no. of substances under the list have been updated from 43-54.

In March 2020, the draft 10th recommendation of the list of substances subject to authorization have been released with comment period closed in June 2020. ECHA will provide its final recommendation to the European Commission in Spring 2021. The Commission will decide which substances to include in the Authorization List and on the respective conditions applicable for each substance.

ECHA News Release

View full authorization list

According to a news release from ECHA on 10 December 2020, “a valid registration was completely missing for 77 out of 1 193 (6.5 %) inspected substances needing a registration. 180 (15 %) of the substances were non-compliant with at least one of the registration-related obligations checked in the scope of the project. This includes the duty to register but also, for example, the duty to update the dossier, use intermediates under strictly controlled conditions, submit correct tonnage information or comply with requirements for only representatives.”

Don’t miss your registration duties. Hiring an experienced third party inspection company is the best way to ensure you are REACH compliant.


REACH Compliance

Testing with QIMA allows you to integrate your REACH testing during your product Inspection. Guarantee the sample is from your production, not a sample the factory wants you to test.

You will receive a detailed report informing you if your product passed or failed the REACH compliance test.

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While concerns about international trade tensions abound halfway into 2018, QIMA's latest data on quality inspection and supplier audit demand offers some perspective on the shape...
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As manufacturing picks up in Asia’s sourcing hubs following the Chinese New Year break, QIMA's Q1 statistics for inspection and audit demand reflect the emerging sourcing trends...
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Halfway through 2017, QIMA's onsite inspection and supplier audit statistics paint a picture of the ongoing struggle between old-school sourcing giants and their up-and-coming...
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QIMA 2016 audits and inspection demand gives an indication of the attractiveness of each sourcing regions for global brands and buyers. Read more in QIMA's Q1 barometer...
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Further Reading

Guide to REACH:

Common REACH Concerns: