Cooperation with the Member States
ECHA works closely with the 27 European Union Member States as well as with European Economic Area (EEA) countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Member State representatives are members of ECHA's Management Board, the Agency's Committees, the Forum and several networks. EEA countries participate in these bodies and networks without the right to vote. The Member State Competent Authorities cooperate with the Agency in its different processes.
Member State Competent Authorities
The Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP are ECHA's cooperation partners in the Member States. Many of them are ministries or agencies in the environmental sector. Some countries have also nominated organisations working with financial, health or labour issues to be responsible for REACH and CLP tasks. The Member States' governments designated the Competent Authorities in 2010.
ECHA cooperates closely with the Competent Authorities in many of its processes, exchanging information, providing support and training to the Member States especially in relation to evaluation, authorisation, restriction and classification and labelling issues.
ECHA's contact point for Member States issues: msca(at)echa.europa.eu .