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It depends under which type of intermediate as described under Article 3(15) of the REACH Regulation your intermediate falls, whether you have registration obligations or not.
- Non-isolated intermediates:
For the use of a substance as a non-isolated intermediate, there are no obligations under the REACH Regulation.
- On-site isolated intermediates:
A manufacturer of on-site isolated intermediates in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year needs to register their substances (if they are not otherwise exempted from registration (see FAQ ID=30). However registrants of on-site isolated intermediates can provide reduced registration information according to Article 17(2) of the REACH Regulation if they confirm that the substance is manufactured and used under strictly controlled conditions as described under Article 17(3) of REACH.
- Transported isolated intermediates:
A manufacturer or importer of transported isolated intermediates in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year needs to register his substances if they are not otherwise exempted from registration. However, a registrant of transported isolated intermediates can provide reduced registration information according to Article 18(2) of the REACH Regulation if he confirms that he is manufacturing and/or using the substance under strictly controlled conditions and if he confirms or states that he has received confirmation from the user that the substance is used under strictly controlled conditions as described under Article 18(4) of REACH. In this case, both the registrant and the users are each liable for their own statement regarding the strictly controlled conditions.
When and how the specific provisions for the registration of intermediates under REACH can be used are described in the Guidance for intermediates: http://echa.europa.eu/guidance-documents/guidance-on-reach.
More information can be found at: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13655/pg16_intermediate_registration_en.pdf