Echa and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) have signed a joint statement agreeing to work together on the effective implementation of REACH.
The agreement, signed on 15 June in Helsinki, sees both sides committing to improving chemical safety information and how it is communicated up and down the supply chain.
The move follows the recent third REACH registration deadline and the release earlier this year of the European Commission’s Review of the Regulation.
The joint statement acknowledges the assessment of some substances or groups of substances has been "scientifically challenging", and says that both organisations believe "early stage cooperation" between industry and Echa experts will lead to improvements.
For its part Echa has committed itself to:
- let industry know when a substance, or group of substances, is expected to be scientifically or technically challenging and would benefit from discussion among substance experts;
- help convene industry experts, arranged by both organisations, to discuss critical issues in advance of a regulatory decision or Opinion making; and
- give industry feedback on how to further improve the quality of dossiers, whilst recognising when they are of high quality.
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