You are importing, producing or supplying articles

Do you produce articles or import articles?

A company is an article producer, if it makes or assembles an article within the EEA, regardless of how the articles are produced and where they are placed on the market.

An article importer is any company located inside the EEA that is responsible for the physical introduction of into the EEA customs territory of an article

Companies may have also other roles than those mentioned above.

If an article producer, for example, purchases substances inside the EEA for use in the production process of his articles, he also has to fulfil downstream user requirements. If the substances are instead purchased outside of the EEA, the article producer has the role of importer of substances along with the related obligations, such as registration.

Further explanation can be found in the Guidance on requirements for substances in articles.

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