Entries by Andy Gbur

EU to Hold All Importers To Greater Accountability

The EU has generated numerous substance regulations over the past few years: Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS), REACH, VOC Directive, CLP ROHS, WEEE and even some CE marking directives. Whenever someone asks about enforcement of these regulations I usually point them to the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products (RAPEX) where they see a limited scope of […]

You Might Want to Review Your REACH Dossier: ECHA to Step up Compliance Checks

In May 2019, ECHA, with support from the European Commission, announced it will take increased action against REACH non-compliance. This comes as an urgent response to the high numbers of missing or inaccurate data in the registration dossiers.  Data accuracy is vital to achieve its mission to provide information on the substances within the EU market.   With ECHA increasing dossier checks from 5% to 20% across all registrations, not just lead […]