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Representatives and members

EU Member States participate in our scientific committees, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement (Forum) as well as our networks, and thereby exercise important functions to their and ECHA’s benefit in the application of the EU chemicals legislation. The UK’s participation will come to an end upon its withdrawal from the EU.

Our Management Board is made up of one representative from each EU Member State, nominated by the Member State and appointed by the Council. Up to six other members are appointed by the European Commission. This establishes an automatic link between EU membership and participating in the deliberations of our Management Board.

Each EU Member State appoints members and candidates to the Member State Committee (MSC), the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC), the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) and may also appoint an alternate member to the Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement.

By 30 March 2019, the UK’s appointed members will be withdrawn from ECHA’s bodies.

At the time that the UK’s withdrawal comes into effect, there will be UK rapporteurs with mandates still pending in our committees. Our committees have already appointed alternates to take over the dossiers from the departing UK members or experts.

Upon losing EU Member State status, the UK will potentially cease to be part of ECHA’s networks, such as HelpNet, the network of correspondents from national REACH, CLP and BPR helpdesks, and the Security Officers’ Network (SON).

In addition, it will no longer participate in our regulatory, enforcement coordination or other processes. The UK will also no longer have a legal obligation to maintain a national helpdesk to provide UK-based companies with advice and assistance on fulfilling their obligations under the EU chemicals legislation.

Representatives and members

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