ECHA mulls rule change for SME verification fines

The European Chemicals Agency may have to lower the fines it levies against companies that wrongly claim to be SMEs and thus benefit from lower administrative fees under REACH, after a court ruling

The European Chemicals Agency may have to lower the fines it levies against companies that wrongly claim to be SMEs and thus benefit from lower administrative fees under REACH, following a ruling from the EU court.

ECHA’s management board will discuss the rules governing its ‘administrative charges’ in December, after the CJEU annulled one such charge earlier this month on the basis that it was disproportionately high.

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