ECHA sets out plans to ‘scale up’ REACH compliance checks

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has said it will begin evaluating around 30% of all the substances registered in the REACH database as part of a bid to improve companies’ compliance with EU rules.

Under plans published on Monday, ECHA will raise its current target to check 5% of registration dossiers in each REACH tonnage band to 20%, roughly translating to 30% of all chemicals in the EU system.

“Improving compliance with the law is our key priority for the coming years,” said Bjorn Hansen, ECHA’s executive director. “REACH data is the basis of the EU’s whole chemicals management system.”

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