REACH stakeholders concerned over varying fines

Fines for infringements of the EU’s REACH regulation vary widely across member states and some may not be high enough, according to a European Commission report presented to the European Chemical Agency’s third stakeholder day on Monday.

Presenting the preliminary findings, Bartlomiej Balcerzyk of the commission’s environment department said that countries such as the UK and Poland set very high sanctions, while others like Austria and Romania set them low.

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