Governments agree to quadruple compliance checks on chemicals firms

National delegates on the REACH committee have agreed to increase the compliance check target for chemicals registration dossiers from 5% to 20%, following reports of widespread flouting of EU rules

National delegates on the REACH committee have agreed to increase the minimum compliance check target for chemicals registration dossiers from 5% to 20%, the first concrete legislative step following reports of widespread flouting of EU rules.

The European Chemicals Agency came under pressure last year after German regulators found the majority of dossiers submitted by chemicals firms do not comply with the REACH regulation covering the bulk of substances used in the EU, due to absent safety data or failures to update regularly.

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