On 15 April, the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation ans Restriction of chemicals (REACH Regulation) ended after a 13-week period. The revision aims to ensure that the provisions of the REACH Regulation reflect the ambitions of the Commission on innovation and a high level of protection of health and the environment, while preserving the internal market, as provided for in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.
T&D Europe has submitted its response to the consultation and developed an Executive Summary outlining the key position of our members.
The Chair of the T&D Europe Task Force on REACH, Lavinia Scherf, said: ‘’T&D Europe welcomes and supports the revision of REACH Regulation. The members of T&D Europe, major downstream users, are fully committed to reducing the content of hazardous substances in their products to support a more circular economy. Regarding the core aspect of the future implementation of the authorisation and the restriction process, T&D Europe would like to see a level-playing field between EU actors and actors from other regions, a workable possibility for exemptions and continued application of the risk-based approach to regulating chemicals.”
T&D Europe will continue to exchange and share views with policy-makers and the European Commission.
Find our Executive Summary here.