ECHA’s activities on restrictions

ECHA reviews existing restrictions and carries out preparatory work on new possible restrictions at the request of the European Commission. In some cases, ECHA carries out such work on its own initiative, in particular, if the substances on the  Authorisation List which are present in articles pose unacceptable risks.


Capacity building

ECHA organises workshops and seminars to increase the understanding of the role of restrictions as part of the risk management of chemicals and to build the capacity of Member States and the Agency to prepare Annex XV restriction reports.