In an EU/EEA-wide project of ECHA’s Enforcement Forum, inspectors found hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals. Every fifth toy inspected contained high levels of restricted phthalates.
The agenda includes an item on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products.
The JRC’s ChemAgora web portal provides search capabilities to retrieve chemical data from a plethora of online resources enabling users to access both regulatory information on chemicals and public databases on chemical properties.
The European Parliament has adopted the composition of a special committee to look into the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides.
A message from ECHA: On 6 February, the European Commission published an amendment to the list of chemicals subject to an export notification (Annex I) and chemicals that are banned for export (Annex V) under the PIC Regulation. The amendment applies from 1 April 2018. However, to ensure continuity of your operations start submitting your export notifications for the new chemicals now!
The second joint Commission and ECHA workshop on the implementation of Annex VIII to CLP took place on 1 February. It covered harmonised information to be notified to Member State appointed bodies for poison centres. It helps to understand legal obligations, how to fulfil them and how to get prepared now! Visit the Commission’s website for the presentations and a full recording of the discussion.
Source: European Chemicals Agency