- Exporters of the substances now have to notify their designated national authority before exporting them. In most cases, consent from the importing country is also needed. In addition, exports from the EU of a series of mercury-containing articles, such as fluorescent lamps, have also been banned.
Replacing harmful chemicals with safer alternatives and greener technologies is strongly driven by regulation, with companies reporting that restrictions and authorisation are their main drivers for substitution. Companies are also motivated by customer demand and their own sustainability policies, with ECHA’s substitution strategy also indirectly boosting substitution activities.
The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products.
- Applications for authorisation
- Consultations: 11
- Start date: 12/08/2020
- Deadline: 07/10/2020
- Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 2
- Start date: 24/06/2020
- Deadline: 24/08/2020
- Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 1
- Start date: 01/07/2020
- Deadline: 01/09/2020
- Restriction proposals: 1
- Start date: 25/03/2020
- Deadline: 25/09/2020
- Testing proposals
- Testing proposals: 39
- Start date: 07/07/2020
- Deadline: 21/08/2020
BPRThere are currently no ongoing consultations.
CAD/CMDThere are currently no ongoing consultations.
POPsThere are currently no ongoing consultations.
- Practical example
- REACH registration
- Registering nanoforms: practical advice
- Getting to know the EU chemicals legislation finder (EUCLEF)