The European Commission has delayed the adoption of its REACH Revision proposal until the 4th quarter of 2023, given the vast stakeholder input received last year and the complexity of the issues to be resolved. However, this does not mean that there is a regulatory standstill. To the contrary, in addition to the REACH reform the Commission, ECHA and Member States also pursue a number of impactful cases under the Restrictions Roadmap under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) of 25 April 2022, notably the broad restriction proposals for bisphenols and PFAS. For chromium (VI) substances, re-authorisation applications will soon be due in many cases, and the Court of Justice of the European Union is to render a landmark judgment on chromium trioxide authorisation. For lead metal ECHA is to decide whether it will finally recommend it for inclusion into the REACH authorisation list. In addition, some important legislative proposals (CLP, Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation “ESPR”) have been transmitted to the European Parliament and the Council.
Join us on the 1st of February.
We would like to invite all chemical manufacturers/formulators, importers and downstream users affected by the EU REACH regulation to take part in our webinar on the 1st of February at 3:00pm (EET). Our Senior Legal Advisor, Tim Becker, will give an update on the current status of the latest developments regarding EU REACH and the CSS, what companies can expect for 2023, beyond, timelines and how to prepare. During our online event following topics will be covered:
– Authorisation update: Candidate list, chromates, lead metal – Group restriction proposals: Bisphenols and PFAS “universe” – ECHA Updated Guidance on Intermediates (January 2023) – Impact? – EU REACH Revision – Status and next steps – Key revision proposals with the co-legislators in 2023: CLP and ESPR – Commission Recommendation for Safe and Sustainable Chemicals of 8 December 2022 – Questions & Answers