Adhoc Compliance Consulting
Do you need fast and unbureaucratic advice on all aspects of your product compliance? We provide professional and flexible advice by phone or in an online meeting. Our compliance ad hoc advice may be just the fast support you need to solve your acute compliance problem. We help you in a very flexible way - wherever you are!
New compliance services
Not only have we had a new name since 1 September 2020; after all, you as a customer should benefit from our realignment across the board. We have added new services to our service portfolio.
We will help you
The list of statutory requirements for the sale of products is very long and varies individually, depending on the type of goods. We will help you keep track of developments in the national and international compliance jungle.
A strong family of companies
Together with our affiliates take-e-way and get-e-right, our strong group of companies offers you the entire range of product compliance from a single source. You can rely on this absolutely.
The company trade-e-bility GmbH (former TMK Retail Service & Consulting GmbH) was founded in 2014. trade-e-bility GmbH provides manufacturers, importers and retailers with external quality management services for non-food products. The objective is to proactively accompany the manufacturing or procurement process and to help verify all aspects of product marketability. This means that trade-e-bility GmbH customers are protected as far as possible from legal warning letters and can successfully focus on sourcing new customers and developing new fields of activity. trade-e-bility GmbH is independent of inspection institutes, combining many years’ expertise with modern process management and thus enabling customers to obtain product conformity at low prices.
If you have Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) with a concentration above 0.1 mg/kg per material in your products, you are required to report this as of 5 January 2021 by entering the concentrations, the components and the test documents in the new SCIP database. In Germany, at present there is only an informal obligation to report to the ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, pursuant to Section 16f of the Chemicals Act (ChemG), which does not include the obligation to actually use the SCIP database. It remains to be seen how long this German path can be maintained. If you wish to set up your business in a future-proof way or sell your products to other EU countries, you will probably not be able to avoid using the SCIP database.
As reported by our partner VFI/German Importers, the SCIP database already contains more than 50,000 notifications one month after activation. Seven per cent of attempted registrations in the database are reported to have been unsuccessful due to the validation rules. These included e.g. multiple filings of a product by the same company or attempted registrations of companies outside the European Union.
Are your products SVHC-free? You will only know this once you have valid test documents in hand. However, many products can already be seen to contain SVHCs. The new transparency of the publicly accessible SCIP database is a real invitation to establish whether such products are on record in the database. Both market participants and regulatory authorities can give you cause for concern when you take this path.