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Profile of registrant

Only Representative Organisation

Identification number in the register: 92649098142-18
Registration date: 23/02/12 11:16:23

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/01/14 08:54:56
The date of the last annual update was 27/01/14 08:54:56

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Only Representative Organisation
Acronym: ORO
Legal status: a.i.s.b.l.
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Dieter Drohmann
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Verspoor
Position: Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 206 Chaussée de Rodebeek 
Bruxeles 1200
Telephone number: (+31) 346562414
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The statutory purpose of ORO is:
• Establish common quality criteria, requirements and standards for Only Representatives in accordance with the EU REACH Regulation ; and
• Provide effective representation of members at national, EU and International level in regulatory and industry discussions, meetings and fora regarding the activities, responsibilities and legal status of ORO Only Representatives and NCMs ;
The main activities of ORO shall be the following:
• Research and development for the purposes of a common understanding of REACH requirements for Only Representatives ;
• The provision of tools, guidance, information for non-EU Manufacturers with respect to the role and purpose of an Only Representative and for the purposes of enabling them to make informed decisions when selecting an Only Representative ;
• Provide regular updates to its members on regulatory issues related to the functioning of Only Representatives and NCMS at the National, European and International political and regulatory level;
• Identify potential non-compliance and interpretation issues and advise members on appropriate uniform ORO procedures / recommendations ;
• Develop appropriate communications tools and programmes to deliver information and messages to industry and stakeholders ;
• Collaborate with other stakeholders in the supply chain on areas of mutual concern.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information: The above figure refers to the number of officers in the Executive Committee (board)of ORO

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

REACH: review
REACH: Technical Guidance Documents
REACH: legal interpretations

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Customs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

We cooperate informally with CEFIC (European Chemicals Industry), FECC (Traders in chemicals and Business Europe

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 01/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Membership fee: € 700 per year. Total membership 30, Total annual income approximately € 21.000

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.