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Substances which have been registered, exported and then re-imported are exempted from registration under certain conditions.
To benefit from this exemption, you need to document that the following conditions are fulfilled:
- The substance must have been registered before it was exported from the EU.
- The substance already registered and exported must be the same, as the substance being re-imported.
- The substance must not only be the same but it must actually proceed from the same supply chain in which the substance was registered.
- The re-importer must have been provided with information on the exported substance as required by REACH (e.g. safety data sheet).
For further information, see chapter 188.8.131.52 "Re-imported substance" in the Guidance on registration: