Katja Vom Hofe, the Chair of the Enforcement Forum joins us to shed light on the discussions of the Forum in their November meeting.
We talk about:
The next REACH enforcement project that will investigate how companies fulfil their registration, authorisation and restriction obligations for products and chemicals they import from outside the EU.
The publication of the Forum's future advice on the enforceability of new restriction proposals under REACH.
Opportunities for expanding the role of the Forum and strengthening the control of imports as well as the enforceability of REACH restrictions, for example, in textiles or on the use of lead gunshot in wetlands as well as analytical methods relevant for the control of REACH duties.
Next EU-wide REACH enforcement project to focus on imported products -
ECHA news, 16 November 2022
Report on the pilot project on cooperation with customs in enforcement of REACH restrictions and CLP labelling [PDF] [EN]
Forum enforcement projects
The Forum and the BPRS are a network of enforcement authorities from the EU and EEA. They are responsible for coordinating the enforcement of REACH, CLP, PIC, POPs and BPR chemicals legislation. Their aim is to protect peoples’ health and the environment while ensuring a level playing field for companies on the EU market.
The Forum met on 7-11 November and the BPRS on 16 November. The next Forum and BPRS meetings takes place in March 2023.
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