The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published two reports on the direct and indirect effects of REACH in driving the substitution of hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. This was based on a survey of industry associations and over 80 companies, many of which had been affected by REACH processes.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has revealed that it conducted 301 in-depth checks on almost 3,000 REACH registration dossiers in 2019, covering 274 unique chemicals.
CEFIC has reported that there were 1,468 instances of chemicals in consumer products that were not in compliance with regulations in 2019, 24% up on 2018.
The European Chemicals Agency has added four new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation under REACH.
At its annual forum for exchange of information on enforcement in Helsinki on 19-22 March, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) adopted the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation.