REACH Regulation (REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006) is the basis of the chemical legislation in the EU. It set outs obligations regarding registration, authorisation and restriction obligations for products and chemicals. It also applies to the imported products.
The Enforcement Forum of ECHA concluded that the next REACH enforcement project will investigate how companies fulfil their obligations regarding imported products. You can see the full news here on ECHA.
This conclusion was met due to high level of non-compliant imported goods detected in previous Forum projects. In the latest project, it was found out that 23 % of inspected products were non-compliant with requirements set by EU law and that further controls are necessary.
Controlling the imported goods at entry points is probably the most effective means of ensuring that non-compliant substances, mixtures, and articles do not even enter the European market.
The project will be performed between 2023 and 2025 and will ensure close cooperation between REACH enforcement and national customs authorities in each Member State.
In my opinion, a good starting point is to always plan ahead.
First, make sure the products you are importing are REACH compliant. Second, if they are not compliant you save yourself a lot of trouble simply by not importing them and finding someone that has REACH compliant products.
We help many companies to comply with the REACH regulation. And maybe now is the time to help you as well. Just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do to help you.
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