T&D Europe provides feedback back to REACH Revision consultation

On 15 April 2022, the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals (REACH Regulation) ended after a 13-week period. The revision aims to ensure that the provisions of the REACH Regulation reflect the ambitions of the Commission on innovation and a high level of protection of health and the environment, while preserving the internal market, as provided for in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

 T&D Europe has submitted its response to the consultation and developed an Executive Summary outlining the key position of our members.

Chair of the T&D Europe Task Force on REACH, Lavinia Scherf, stated: ‘’T&D Europe welcomes and supports the revision of REACH Regulation. The members of T&D Europe, major downstream users, are fully committed to reducing the content of hazardous substances in their products to support a more circular economy. Regarding the core aspect of the future implementation of the authorisation and the restriction process, T&D Europe would like to see a level-playing field between EU actors and actors from other regions, a workable possibility for exemptions and continued application of the risk-based approach to regulating chemicals.”

T&D Europe will continue to exchange and share views with policy-makers and the European Commission.

Download our Executive Summary below.