Cases where ECHA is a party

Cases where ECHA is a party

Cases where ECHA is a party

This table contains all the court cases closed with a ruling to which ECHA has been a party. Interested parties can easily refer to decisions that may be relevant to them within the scope of ECHA's core activities (REACH, CLP, among others). For some of the cases, there may be a pending appeal or renvoi, which are also listed in the table. The table does not show staff or procurement cases.

The closed court cases have been classified into eight categories:

  1. REACH Candidate List: cases related to the identification of a substance as being of very high concern;
  2. REACH Registration: cases related to the joint submission of data obligation;
  3. REACH Authorisation: cases related to the inclusion of a substance in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) and authorisation applications;
  4. REACH Restrictions: cases related to the inclusion of a substance in the Restrictions List (Annex XVII)
  5. REACH Evaluation: cases where ECHA has requested information from a registrant under the evaluation procedure (Articles 40, 41 or 46 of REACH);
  6. CLH: cases concerning the harmonisation of classification of a substance;
  7. Biocides: cases concerning biocides;
  8. ATD: cases related to requests for access to documents;
  9. Company size: cases related to company size verification and related charges. 


Case number Parties Keywords Main Legal Provisions Procedurally linked cases Date of the ruling


Silicones Council and Others v European Commission REACH – Updating of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles – Restrictions concerning octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) – Manifest error of assessment – Annex XIII to Regulation No 1907/2006 – Weight-of-evidence determination – Article 68 of Regulation No 1907/2006 – Unacceptable risk – Proportionality – Essential procedural requirements

Article 68 of the REACH Regulation (No 1907/2006)
Sections 1.1.2 and 1.2.2 of Annex XIII to the REACH Regulation (No 1907/2006)
Annex XVII To the REACH Regulation (No 1907/2006)

C-558/21 P



Firearms United Network Association v Commission REACH - Regulation (EU) 2021/57 - Updating of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 - Restriction on lead - Use of lead shot for hunting in or around wetlands - Manifest error of assessment - Proportionality - Legal certainty - Presumption of innocence

Articles 16, 17(1), 21(1), 45(2) 48(1), 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; Articles 2, 3(2), 3(3), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4) of TEU; Annex XVII & Annex XV of the REACH Regulation (No 1907/2006)

C-105/23 P, T-187/21 RII
COM Reg 2021/57